A review by acejolras
Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto

emotional hopeful slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I just never truly connected with this book. Seeing the author is a poet makes me think my preferred narrative style just doesn’t match hers. I really appreciate the protagonist being an elderly queer WOC, and I like that it can be read literally and metaphorically. Maybe it just tries too hard to be “quirky”?