“Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin
An odd collection of stories, where some of the endings were macabre, or uncomfortable, whereas others were puzzling. Nevertheless, even with the ‘bad’ stories, I still got the sense of what she was aiming for. The first few stories seem a bit boring, but stick with it because some of the later stories are very interesting. It’s a shame the earlier stories feel so unpolished, or lost something in their translation.
I previously enjoyed Schweblin’s book ““Fever Dream”” which was nominated for The International Man Booker Prize. If you like unsettling, strange stories sort of like Han Kang, you may enjoy this one.
Rating: ★★★★ Book #92 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #Books #BookReview #SamantaSchweblin #ShortStory #TranslatedFiction”,