Review: Blueeyedboy

Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As always, I loved this offering by Joanne Harris. It’s different than many of her works, more disturbing, but still maintains all her usual trademarks; a great imagination, fantastic use of all the senses in description (more relevant her than usual for reasons that will become clear if you read the book) and a playing around with the reader’s mind. The book explores two topics, the nature of our relationships especially with those closest to us, and the nature of personal and public identity and the way the virtual world can blur this. I’d say that her exploration is successful, but will restrain from saying more to avoid spoiling the plot for those who haven’t read it yet!
Whilst others haven’t enjoyed this as much as they expected, I certainly did, and am looking forward to her next offering.

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