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Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

I am in the minority here. I found this book hard going though I did finish it.

The reviews were so good that I think maybe I did not appreciate it the correct way.

The story of Azara who is a spirit child who despite a lot of sadness lives with much joy on his face. Called back to the land of the dead, his parents succeed in keeping him alive but in the process are made very poor.

There is a lot of problems between living in the land of the living with its existing issues and the carefree life of the dead. The book with its elements of magic did not draw me in the way it should have.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media.


  1. Thank-you for your honest review. I have not heard of this one before.

  2. Honestly I tend to avoid ManBooker titles, I always find them to be too strange for my tastes.

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out