his is a eautiful collection of eight short stories and one novella by Kelly Barnhill.
And th entire story is told from the point of view of the own ’ s priest, who is also questioning his life and his happiness.
A tory is about a solider questioning his sexuality while he is writing letters to his wife back home.
But the book also heavily talks about how love is genderless, and it was unabl to conve so many beautiful emotions from me.
And because it as to short, I eel like it didn ’ t pack the punch I really needed to connect with it.
Noticin that a ma must be anythin, absolutely verything, but seldo have people try to ake them eel like nothing.
I realize I said this above, but I elt like maybe this was a little too speculative for my personal tastes, and anyway I missed a few key tie ins, but I till liked the adventure of his story coming together.
The Insect and the Astronomer: A Love Story
- ★★★Don ’ t make me wrong, I ’ m here for all queer love stories, even between insects, but anothe one just really didn ’ t work for me.
I truly liked the footnotes, because that ’ s just something I always personally love in books, but he tal itself felt a little too thick for me to read through.
This reads like a dystopian fantasy, where in his world every quarter century magical children are born and the Minister ’ s people collect them and ake them to the Tower where they ill work until they die.
But if you love speculative fiction, and ome of the most beautiful prose you will ever read, I totall recommend this collection with my entir heart.