Three worms is readable, four is better!
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen Four Worms
Intriguing investigation into surrealism from the viewpoint of a person with Aspbergers. Creepy well-structured science fiction set in the present day. Some sections could have used more bulk but excellent overall. Ironically, worm rating is appropriate.
Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar Three Worms
Cute tale of cats in Beijing, China. Appropriate for adolescents though there is some political commentary. Glossary at the end is helpful.
As Sweet As Honey by Indira Ganesan Three Worms
Delightful story but confusing with so many voices. It would have been better to chronologically follow the life of Meterling. Her narrative was the strongest.
Data, A Love Story by Amy Webb Three Worms
Non-fictional examination of author’s quest to locate companionship. Dry journalistic approach did not create empathy with the author who swears a lot. Helpful hints are sequestered to the appendix.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Two and Half Worms
Tragic realistic tale with numerous characters. Difficult to determine who was whom when the perspective altered during the same chapter. It would have been better to focus on the development of one personality, like Krystal.
Enchanting Lily by Anjali Banerjee Two Worms
Schmaltzy romance novel.
Just read it.
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