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"So it goes."

Ella Mc's book blog. Brand new 2018 - Only books read after 1st January 2018

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What it means when a man falls from the sky -- stories

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories - Lesley Nneka Arimah

Some of these stories deserve way more than five stars. Holy cow. The title story is incredible. Full of fantasy, dystopia and awesome.

 

Like most short story collections, this one was slightly uneven for me. Partially I think that's because she's SO incredible at times, the good stories seem less so compared to the amazeballs ones. They're set in different countries (mostly Nigeria and the US, with strong immigration themes always hanging around the edges.) They are all different genres. There is nothing to say these belong together beyond the sheer strength of writing.

 

I really loved it so much more than I anticipated. A delightful, spooky, funny, sad, biting, warm surprise.