The Sooterkin, by Tom Gilling

A woman in early penal-colony Australia gives birth to a seal. Stuff ensues.

I forgot this book as soon as I set it down. I forgot this book before I even finished reading it. It wasn’t bad, there was just nothing memorable/note-worthy/read-worthy about it. It had such promise with the setting, such potential for quirkiness with the plot and such hope for at least one character that stood out as a character and not just a faceless space filler. If there’s too much in your mind and you want something that just flows through, maybe pick up this book, otherwise, eh, you wouldn’t remember what you would have missed anyway.

 

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