Definitely not one of the highlights of my reading this year, nonetheless Lauren Beukes still manages to impress with her skilled tonality and nifty (though distressing) time knots. Read my latest book review up on NIP.
It is July 17, 1974, and a strange man approaches a child playing alone in a yard. It is classic in its unsettledness; we all know this story, so we instinctively hold our breaths. Strangers and children. Predators and prey. The axioms slowly rise in our minds, like a flush over a face. The stranger […]The Shining Girls: Lauren Beukes’ Lackluster Thriller Still Has Some Bright Spots — Nothing In Particular