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  1. says:

    4ish starsI was hesitant to read this because I didn't love the author's most recently written novella The Ballad of Black Tom but after a few key recommendations I decided to pick it up And I'm glad I did I loved the characters and enjoyed LaValle's creepy atmospheric magical NYC The first uarter of the book or so is really chill

  2. says:

    455 starsApollo Kagwa grew up without a dad and now that he's a brand new father himself he is determined to be there for every second

  3. says:

    Spectacular A modern fairy tale but not the sweet kind of the sort the Brothers Grimm told a fairy tale with all the gruesome bits left in Apollo Kagwa is not your typical New Yorker; he's a self made bookseller with a love for and and a good nose for sniffing out rare books His father abandoning him as a baby has made him determi

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    Apollo Kagwa has abandonment issues His mother Lillian Ugandan by birth has raised him alone since age four when father Brian West v

  5. says:

    starts like love actually then becomes rosemary's baby then becomes jurassic park

  6. says:

    Reading this book felt exactly like turning the crank on one of those souvenir flatten your penny machines you turn it over and over and over and over with very little resistance imagining all the time that it's what you wanted to be doing and it feels like you're making no progress whatsoever but you keep doing it anyway for what seems like forever and then clunk you're done you just paid 26c and got back a penny that i

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    I think this book went over my head I cannot be uite sure but I do think so I had the overwhelming feeling of just missing something here – and I cannot uite put my finger on what that was Bear that in mind while I try to figure out

  8. says:

    This is my second Victor LaValle and after the Ballad of Black Tom having washed through me and left me wanting so much I was very very happy to be reading this It has a very different feel in one way but in another it's exactly like coming home Being in the story you always want to be in What do I mean?The devil is in the details It's very homey feeling like delightful snapshots of family and home full of th

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    The difference between understanding what one sees and seeing what one’s understanding permits is central to ps

  10. says:

    THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle is so damn brilliant Mash up of complex parental anxieties life in Trumplandia and dark fairy tales

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M when his wife Emma begins acting strange Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post partum depression but it uickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that Before Apollo can do anything to help Emma commits a horrific act beyond any parent’s comprehension and vanishes seemingly into thin air Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who ar. Reading this book felt exactly like turning the crank on one of those souvenir flatten your penny machines you turn it over and over and over and over with very little resistance imagining all the time that it s what you wanted to be doing and it feels like you re making no progress whatsoever but you keep doing it anyway for what seems like forever and then clunk you re done you just paid 26c and got back a penny that is no longer worth anything at all

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E nothing like he’d imagined His uest begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City a graveyard full of secrets a forest in ueens where immigrant legends still live and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever This dizzying tale is ultimately a story about family and the unfathomable secrets of the people we lo. This is my second Victor LaValle and after the Ballad of Black Tom having washed through me and left me wanting so much I was very very happy to be reading this It has a very different feel in one way but in another it s exactly like coming home Being in the story you always want to be in What do I meanThe devil is in the details It s very homey feeling like delightful snapshots of family and home full of the sweet and the bitter and the genuinely odd stuff that always comes along with life and this feeling never lets up even after the really funky stuff starts messing with the MC I felt warm and wrapped snugly in the story in a way that I rarely do or at least not this deeply Maybe it s because of the new parenthood threads or maybe it s because of the geeky book nerd outlook or maybe it s because the deepest thread in the novel happens to be one of the darkest myths handed down through the ages but anyway that I looked at it I was investedFrom high hopes to deep stress to tragedy horror and a long wrought uest full of very emotional reveals this novel manages to put us through the ringer I loved all of these characters And I mean love love I m still thinking of them in the same way that I keep thinking of Black Tom It s the realization amazing ability that all these characters come right to life and stay with usAnd of course it s the story too and what a mindf that was

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One man’s thrilling journey through an enchanted world to find his wife who has disappeared after seemingly committing an unforgiveable act of violence from the award winning author of the The Devil in Silver and Big MachineApollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood An antiuarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father unlike his own father who abandoned hi. 455 starsApollo Kagwa grew up without a dad and now that he s a brand new father himself he is determined to be there for every second of his son s life Every second that is until his wife suddenly crazily gets it into her head that their baby is not their baby at all but some thing else entirely Apollo thinks she s out of her mind with lack of sleep and overwhelming responsibility but is she really If so who keeps sending her pictures of their baby on her cell phone Then again the pictures keep disappearing from her phone after she sees them so maybe she s out of her mind after all You ll have to read The Changeling to find outVictor LaValle is able to weave together myths and legends make them believable for the most part and then sets them down in the middle of New York City It turns out the Big Apple does have some mystery and wilderness left in it and Victor treats it all like his own personal playground I felt like the city was a character in this story with all of its history hopes dreams and death the layers are all there By the time the end of the story came around I wished I could reach out and hug it it had seen so much One other thing about the writing that I wanted to mention was the author s ability to reach over and sueeze the life out of the reader s heart Apollo s grief was so palpable at times that I had to set aside the book because my chest hurt my heart hurt I generally consider my horror loving heart to be uite cold but The Changeling proved me wrong I m sure at this point just over halfway through 2017 that this book will be on my BEST OF list at the end of the year If you find yourself looking for a satisfying story that combines myth and legend with the grit of real life in the modern world I say pick up this book and let yourself fall under Victor LaValle s spell You won t regret itHighly recommended You can get your copy here The Changeling A NovelThanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for my honest feedback This is it

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