It was a good read, a bit long winded towards the end.
I must say, right off the bat, that Lanagan is one of the best writers I've encountered in recent years and that this book is probably one of the best books I've read.
The writing is incredibly beautiful and haunting; the story explores human nature and has a very melancholy, fairy tale type tone to it.
Lanagan introduces readers to an updated version of the ancient Scottish Selkies in her magical fairytale-like novel.
From a young age, Misskaella had never known love. Read more
Misskaella was marked a witch from a young age, and she drifts aimless and unhappy through life as the men and women of Rollrock Island do their best to avoid her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Molly the Librarian
It draws you in until all you hear is crushing waves and braying sea gulls. A little gem of a story.Published 5 months ago by Catriona
One of the best books of 2012, The Brides of Rollrock Island takes (as two other great novels from 2012 did: The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tudor Ciocarlie
This lovely book (alternative title Sea Hearts if you live outside the USA) captures snapshots of well-drawn characters in typical Lanagan style. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Satima Flavell
This was a bit of a slow starter for me. I think part of the issue was when I was trying to read (at bedtime when I was tired). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barbarino
I did not know quite what to expect from this book. Some websites identify it as YA, but though it's not a very long book I would not call it that at all. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A Reader
Caveat: Was a book club selection & would not be a book I woul generally purchase. It's a short YAF which makes for a quick read, & it's easy to empathize with the main character.Published 21 months ago by Jj
I was initially attracted to the cover and the Selkie lore of this one. I must say that both the description and the cover itself did not fully prepare me for what was to come. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tiffany M.