Monday, December 28, 2015
The Fishermen: A Novel by Chigozie Obioma (Read 12/20/15 to 12/28/2015)
This book has a ton of great reviews about how magical the writing was and how profound the story was. I found it depressing. Their lives and what happened to the narrator at the age of 10 was depressing and awful. I did not find it magical or enthralling. I was not drawn to the characters or the story, I found myself forcing myself to finish it, telling myself that in the next chapter it would get better. It didn't. Obioma's writing was great, he was smooth and the story moved at a nice pace. I just wasn't invested in the story. I think I may have been in the wrong mood for the book, I wanted something with a happy ending and I didn't get it with this book.