Jayeless.net

Out of It by Selma Dabbagh

book cover of Out of It

I wanted to like this, but it couldn’t even hold my attention. I was constantly having to backtrack to the previous page after realising I had no idea what had just happened. I had nothing invested in the story and now that I’ve finished the book, I can barely remember how and why everything happened.

The book also does this annoying thing where it flits from the mind of one character to another within the same scene, instead of settling on one at a time.

Aside from that I didn’t dislike the book, but it just couldn’t make me care about it.

★★

photo of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.