The Only Harmless Great Thing


The Only Harmless Great Thing - Brooke Bolander

The Ebook of the Month club was recently brought to my attention (it was here on BL but I forgot by whom), and this was January’s pick so I wanted to give it a try and went into it without any prior knowledge. Imaging my surprise when one of the narratives is from the POV of an elephant.

What unraveled was a wonderful short story, which was part alternate history where elephants have taken over the jobs after the unfortunate Radium girls start dying, part social commentary.

In the beginning I was afraid that three different narratives in one novella would prove to be too much, but in the end I thought it was just fine. Very interesting, I would definitely like to read more by Brooke Bolander.

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