Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I posted on here!  It’s about time I started posting again!  Hopefully I can manage to keep up with it now.  Last time I posted was two days before I gave birth to my baby boy that’s almost one now!  Anyway, this is the latest book I’ve read.
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
3 stars
I had a hard time in the beginning of this book. It was very different and I struggled with the whole ‘feeling’ it emitted (does that make a lick of sense? Oh well). It was a world very similar to ours and in the beginning I really wanted to know what time period it was suppose to take place in as well as where it took place. But we never did find that out though I kind of get the feeling that it was the 50’s or 60’s kinda era. I don’t think he meant for it to be in any certain era though. I first pushed myself to read 50 pgs but by 50 pgs I really wanted some answers so I pushed myself to read for answers. By page 100 I was pretty engrossed in this quite dark tale. It wasn’t exactly an easy read, but yet pretty engrossing. It’s a world where magic is normal but it’s a different kind of magic. I mean, I went into this book thinking it was going to be some fairytale or something (I read Magic and the reviews on the back) and it’s not like that at all. You know how we warn our children if they are horrible their spine will grow crooked? Or when someone gossips constantly or harps on people constantly we say something like they sound like bees (or something like that)? Well, in this book those things are literal. It wasn’t easy to understand that though cause I spent so much time trying to figure out if they were really being literal or not. They were (well, HE was). Anyone who’s had a cheating lover, or a horrid MIL may really enjoy this book. It’s not a book I would recommend to most, but some people really like this style and feel of book.  For me, it was just a bit too dark, too long and maybe a bit too sad. It stirred the emotions (anger, love, laughter, frustration, hate, the whole nine yards). And I give it 3 stars but it really is a book that will stick with me for a few days and I’m almost tempted to give it 4 stars.

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  1. Anonymous

    It is rather interesting for me to read this post. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

    Joan Simpson

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