Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Brief Look at "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

In the back of Miss Peregrine’s we are told that Riggs waded through dozens of pictures to find the ones used in his book. That being the case, one wonders what the rejects must of looked like because outside of a handful here, most are simply uninspiring. And since it is sometimes hard to tell if the story is shoehorned into accommodating the photos or vice-verse, you can imagine what the experience of this story is like.

I continually found myself ready to lay this book down in exasperation, when it would remind me that there was one more mystery I should hold out for. What were those monsters mentioned at the beginning. Riggs smartly holds that piece of information back until nearly the end of the book. Unfortunately, they are as predictable and uninteresting as the loop, the peculiars, and our main character had been.

I don’t think I will be coming back to find out what happened to Peregine and her wards.

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