Novel Monday – Hello Mr. Bones & Goodbye Mr. Rat by Patrick McCabe

Hello again!

Last weeks novel was Hello Mr. Bones & Goodbye Mr. Rat by Patrick McCabe.

Two novellas featuring dead narrators. The cover is fantastic, and is what first attracted me. The premise is interesting, and I was excited to start reading.

I loved the vocabulary throughout the two stories, and the cadence of the narration. Beyond that, the stories were a struggle. They felt disjointed, and I found myself re-reading passages/pages to try to figure out what I had missed. Unfortunately, the answer turned out to be nothing. The story would clear a few pages after the initial confusion, which was extremely frustrating. I’m not sure if this was meant to heighten the creepy/sinister aspects of the stories, but it didn’t work for me.

2 out of 5. I loved the vocabulary, but the stories fell flat.

So, on to this week!

This weeks novel is…

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel by Marlon James.

That’s all for this Novel Monday. See you Friday.

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