Book Review / February 22, 2021
Book Review - The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

By: Russell Hoban

Book Reivew

This is a different type of book than I normally read. It was recommended to me by a friend, and that was what caused me to pick it up. The elements of the story felt odd to me, but the storyline was compelling. Some would call it too dark for children to read (the seeming intended audience), but I'm not sure so I could say that myself definitively.

Hoban does include a strong dose of reality, and depending on the child's background this reality could really resonate with them. Perhaps that is what I found odd about the elements of the book. The elements were woven together in such a way that a child can appreciate them, yet there is much for an adult to appreciate in the book. Perhaps that is Hoban's genius here. There's something for all ages in a tasteful way. The reader of any age can appreciate the complexities of life and human nature, and how things can resolve, and then not resolve.

I'm curious how this story will stick with me over time.

Book Review / Feb 22
Book Review - The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

By: Russell Hoban

Book Reivew

This is a different type of book than I normally read. It was recommended to me by a friend, and that was what caused me to pick it up. The elements of the story felt odd to me, but the storyline was compelling. Some would call it too dark for children to read (the seeming intended audience), but I'm not sure so I could say that myself definitively.

Hoban does include a strong dose of reality, and depending on the child's background this reality could really resonate with them. Perhaps that is what I found odd about the elements of the book. The elements were woven together in such a way that a child can appreciate them, yet there is much for an adult to appreciate in the book. Perhaps that is Hoban's genius here. There's something for all ages in a tasteful way. The reader of any age can appreciate the complexities of life and human nature, and how things can resolve, and then not resolve.

I'm curious how this story will stick with me over time.

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