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The House of Discarded Dreams - Community Reviews back

by Ekaterina Sedia
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Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 4 years ago
THE HOUSE OF DISCARDED DREAMS, BY EKATERINA SEDIAThis one was recommended to me by a friend who is very into Magical Realism. I'm not sure what that means, to be honest, but I guess it would be something like Urban Fantasy with a blasé outlook. Weird shit happens and everybody is really cool about i...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
I expected to like this far more than I did. Maybe my expectations made me like it a little less? Not sure. I preferred both 'Alchemy of Stone' and 'Secret History of Moscow.'In 'House of Discarded Dreams,' teenager Vimbai is seeking her independence (and, especially, some distance from her overbear...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it 6 years ago
A coming-of-age story of a daughter of Zimbabwean immigrants & her friends with magical realism. I like the dreamlike prose, the interplay between African & American esp. African American cultures, & the occasional social commentaries on culture, race & colonialism (which is imho rare in gerne ficti...
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