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I sat down to read it and could not put it down, I ended up reading it in three sittings all in one day (and missing some sleep!).
The climax of the novel also gets a bit out of hand with an incongruous resolution that wipes out many of the characters and their individual storylines too abruptly.
Yet again, Barlow's rich vivid language and his mastery of imagery bring all of these things to us in a way that is both fresh and rewarding.
Free-verse is not necessarily my favorite form of poetry, but Toby Barlow writes a gritty, stylish, and occasionally even tender noire-thriller (with a touch of the supernatural... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Calire
This book was a book club selection and therefore a forced read. Glad I did. The blank-verse was something new for me but, the format didn't slow down the story, it propelled it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by B. L Hewitt
I read Sharp Teeth as a preview for my 11 year old son. He is an advanced reader, so at this age, there is a bit of a challenge in finding age appropriate materials that he a. Read morePublished 12 months ago by C. Engberg
Vivid descriptions. The blank verse format seems unusual at first, but is highly readable and ends up drawing you in. The characters are interesting in believable. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ijon Tichy
I really enjoyed this book, even more than BabaYaga, which I had read previously. Barlow's style is much more spare and poetic, but still incredibly accessible and entrancing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Daniel Mori
i literally could not read this book. there's no descriptio of anything. no way to distinguish charactors. i guess this is suppised to be minimalist style it gave me a headache.Published 19 months ago by Henry L. Lazarus
This is one of my most frequently recommended books. I recommend this book so much because it's very surprising, an easy read, and as a function of its format, you can read small... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Forester
A moving, mesmerizing as well as horrifying blend of South American style fable and real life. Fantastic, troubling read - it was hard to put it down.Published 24 months ago by ellen carucci
I am a 34 year old teacher who had to do a verse novel for a master's class project. I totally dig vampires, werewolves, and ghosts, so I picked this book. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by jennydamoocher