REVIEW: The Porpoise

Trying to describe this one will be challenging. In structure it reminds me of Cloud Cuckoo Land, pressing together a modern story and the ancient story of Apollonius. Both follow a father who has an inappropriate relationship with his daughter and the young man who tries to save her. These sections are quite hard to read. How they are weaved together and how the characters act in each era is masterful. The writing is evocative and intense. I did this one on audio and found it added to my enjoyment but that I needed to be sure to finish a section before I came back to be sure I wasn’t confusing the characters since their stories mirrored one another. I was absolutely lost in the story every time I listened, I hoped against hope for these characters knowing full well that like all myths a happy ending was not on the horizon.

I know this is a short review for a book I loved but any more detail will spoil it. Go in blind and be prepared to be a little overwhelmed by the time shiftings in the beginning but like Cloud Cuckoo Land by the end you will want to go back and listen a second time right away. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

What’s the last book you read that you couldn’t stop raving about?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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