Have you ever wanted to adopt a character from a book? The thought never occurred to me until I read Jenny Ackland’s latest novel, Little Gods. Once you’ve met twelve-year-old Olive Lovelock, the novel’s narrator, you might just feel the same way.
But too bad. She’s all mine.
I was lucky enough to review Little Gods over at Newtown Review of Books last month. Here’s a little of what I had to say:
Jenny Ackland’s first novel, The Secret Son, was a tale of men and war and Australia that sprawled across generations and continents. In contrast, Little Gods takes place on a smaller scale. But don’t let this quiet novel catch you unprepared: Little Gods might just crush your heart.
…Don’t say I didn’t warn you, okay? Click here to take a look at the rest of my review.
As always, my thanks to Jean and Linda for publishing my thoughts and generally putting up with me.