Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Learning Not to Be Invisible

Christopher Barzak's Wonders of the Invisible World seems like three different books rolled into one. It starts as a coming-of-age / coming-out story of an Ohio teenager named Adrian Lockwood. About a third of the way into it it becomes a more mythic tale of the world unseen by most peoplea world previously blocked to Adrian by his mother, and finally it becomes a kind of family story and generational saga, helping Adrian learn where he fits in in this world.  It's well done for what it is, and well-written, even if one wishes there were more to it than there is.

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