Review: The Many

The Many The Many by Wyl Menmuir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novella has been on my radar for a while and managed to frustrate and fulfil my hopes for it to varying degrees.

It's opaque, unbelievable and cruel.
It's atmospheric, beautifully written and thoughtful.

It deals with loss and grief in a metaphorical and distancing way.
It deals with loss and grief in a perceptive and profound way.

Not bad going for 140 pages or so. The quality of its strengths mean that I am more than willing to let my impatience and general denseness take the blame for the perceived weaknesses but I can't honestly give the full thumbs up I would like to.

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