Self was reading Story # 3, The Merrow of Murlough Bay, when big fat tears started rolling down her cheeks!
This is crazy! She hasn’t cried about a fairy tale since The Little Mermaid!
Each of the stories in this book, at least the three she has read so far, follow the same pattern: Goodness is terrifying, therefore it is spurned. And Talbot is a genius at showing suffering. Maybe it’s the mermaid thing — self doesn’t know. All she knows is that the suffering of the merrow Bright Blue, his “all-on-my-ownness,” his fear, was so real. There was a little bit of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go in there, if you must know.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.