Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

The beginning of this book feels like Frankenstein to me, albeit a monster that's made of wood and not human flesh. Geppetto is so frightened by his creation at first, and then, unlike Victor Frankenstein, he feels like he comes to care for it, goes and buys it clothes, and sends it off to school. … Continue reading Book Review: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

First Impression Friday: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey

This is January 2021's Fantastic Stranglings Book Club Book, and the first thing I'm going to say is that I am incredibly upset that this tiny little book has a price tag of $26.00. (I pay a flat $30 fee every month for my subscription, but this book is 192 pages long - it shouldn't … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Swallowed Man” by Edward Carey