#26 — What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Rating: 3/5
  • There are people who write powerful and great short stories, but some people are better at writing novels. I loved Oyeyemi’s Boy Snow Bird so much, it’s hard to not compare these stories to that magnificent book
  • Although some of the characters overlapped, it was neither cohesive as a whole nor strong enough as individual stories to stand alone
  • Because the stories blur the line between what’s real and imagined, it takes awhile to get grounded — as soon as you do, and you get used to the characters and the world they inhabit, it’s over