I was going to read this for my free book category but as I couldn't finish the book, I chose not to inclue it into any category. I wanted to take some time to explain to my readers why I couldn't finish this book
This is the story of Murgatryod Floyd - a blonde, blue-eyed boy growing up in Singapore. But Murgatrody doesn't fit in and it isn't just his looks that make him an outsider, he's an Oddfit - someone who is capable of seeing more than the Known World.
I was really excited about reading this book. The ideas in it were fascinating and the authors ability to change perspectives are among the best I've ever read.
That said, I couldn't finish it. Why? Well, Murgatroyd works for a time as a waiter at a restaurant. At this restaurant, there is an arena in the middle where the animals people eat for dinner are slaughtered. This was explored. I'm a HUGE animal activist and I couldn't get past it.
This author has a lot of talent and I would definitely read another book by her. This book wasn't for me, but that doesn't mean that it isn't for you.