11. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

30 Mar

Eh. A stylized Victorian-ish, WWII-era horror story that takes place on an obscure Welsh island. The book uses a vintage-photo conceit, which I find slightly takes me out of the narrative. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a mating of literature and graphic design that I’ve really loved. Kind of quirky and charming, but I didn’t really care and could have easily have not finished it.

One Response to “11. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs”

  1. E.S. March 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Ouch, damning with faint praise (and short reviews). I agree that generally the graphic design/literature fusion generally falls flat but in this case it did not distract me that much. I thought it really picked up towards the end and tied the story together nicely. Not the best literature in the world by any means but an interesting semi-original plot that I found to be an enjoyable romp that did keep me reading until the end.

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