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The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow - Rita Leganski review from: http://thefaultinourblogs.blogspot.com

God, this book had me up all night reading. It starts out with all the necessary parts for a mind-blowing book. I was SO enthralled. I loooooved it until about three quarters of the way through.

Then, I kind of realized that the predominant theme was religion and... well, the ending just made me scoff. It came across as very White Christian writing, and I couldn't make sense of the ending in any other way. It even changed the way I saw the rest of the book too, despite the esteem previously afforded to it. This book turned from magical realism to religious studies way too fast and it was not subtle at all. (Also note, if it wasn't clear before, I go to a liberal arts college and etc etc)