Monday, December 11, 2023

Book Bites: Demon Copperhead

Demon CopperheadDemon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The wonder is that you could start life with nothing, end with nothing, and lose so much in between.”

This book.

Nothing in the summary—young orphan narrates his boyhood in turn-of-the-millennium rural Virginia—screams “must read.” But it is. Demon’s narration is acerbic and witty and crystal clear. Laughing out loud while reading this is not an uncommon experience. Nor is shedding a tear. Kingsolver has perfectly captured the millennial teenage boy and woven a coming of age story to rival Dickens.

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