The Mermaid Girl by Eriks Swyler


Sweet when it takes bites out of you this prequel is lovely, I admit I liked this more than the novel. It’s short but a powerful little story. “As harsh as outside noises were, the ones that came from inside were worse.” I highlighted favorite lines, as I obsessively do and was surprised how much I did for so short a story. I was punched in the gut with all the thoughts Paulina had, moment to moment. And can I just add that the cover is lovely? I wish this was longer- I found myself seduced by the writing and Swyler has a gift with her sentences, I wish I could post everything that took a chunk out of me.
I need to read The Book of Speculation again and write a review. Not sure why I never did.


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