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Rook

This book would be mildly interesting and amusing if it's narrative was unpredictable in the slightest. However, the plot points in Rook feel painfully familiar, full of coming-of-age story tropes and clichés. The titular story of the bird named "Rooky" feels more like a very minor subplot, with no vague relation to the story. As a result it seems so forced and unnaturally shoe-horned in, almost as if the writer was expected to include something vaguely unique in order to sell copies. Despite all of this, at some points the clichés do combine to create something that does slightly pull at the heartstrings.

Posted on: 30th April 2018 at 01:17 pm

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