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Mr. Fox - Helen Oyeyemi
Mr. Fox
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It's an ordinary afternoon in 1938 for the celebrated American novelist St John Fox, hard at work in the study of his suburban home -- until his long-absent muse wanders in. Mary Foxe (beautiful, British and 100% imaginary) is in a playfully combative mood. "You're a villain," she tells him. 'A... show more
It's an ordinary afternoon in 1938 for the celebrated American novelist St John Fox, hard at work in the study of his suburban home -- until his long-absent muse wanders in. Mary Foxe (beautiful, British and 100% imaginary) is in a playfully combative mood. "You're a villain," she tells him. 'A serial killer ...can you grasp that?" Mr Fox has a predilection for murdering his heroines. Mary is determined to change his ways. And so she challenges him to join her in stories of their own devising, and the result is an exploration of love like no other. It isn't long before Mrs Daphne Fox becomes suspicious, and St John is offered a choice: a life with the girl of his dreams, or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit. Can there be a happy ending this time? Mr Fox is a magical book, as witty as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with one another.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330536264 (0330536265)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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0.0 Complex and haunting adult SFF: Oyeyemi and Jemisin
Spoilers for The Fifth Season below! I wanted to take a look at two books which fall on the literary end of speculative fiction, but which are also very aware of the genre’s conventions and influences. Which is to say, that they are both complex and sophisticated, while remaining very much a part of...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 Mr Fox - Helen Oyeyemi
I read five books over the weekend (yay Bank Holidays!), which is a huge number for me at the moment, so I'm doing a review catch-up today. Starting with Helen Oyeyemi's Mr Fox. Mr Fox is...tricky. It begins with Mary Foxe, a fictional character, dropping in on her author, St. John Fox (who is, of...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 Mr. Fox
This was interesting, but I honestly cannot figure out what I'm supposed to think of it. I didn't dislike it, I'd even go so far as to say I liked it, but I could never ever tell you why. Or really what it is about. Or if I liked any of the characters. Or what was going on at almost any point in ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
5.0 Mr. Fox, by Helen Oyeyemi
St. John Fox is a not a nice man. He's hard on his wives. He kills his female characters left and right. He doesn't have close friends. The only person who will really talk to him is not actually real. You see, St. John made up Mary Foxe. For years, she's been his muse but now even Mary is fed up wi...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
4.0 In which you need to just follow the flow
Not so much of roller coaster ride as a visit to local festival ground. Millions of things to distract you, too much interesting to to see at once, unpredictable people, situation. Not all are great, though the one that is great is painfully acutely good (of the heart stabbing type). At the end, I d...
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