An enticing novel that has caught the media’s attention, Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is nothing short of remarkable. The language used makes for a soothing read and allows the reader to dive into the world of the book. Owens was able to wrap two themes neatly together, whilst keeping her readers engaged and attached to her characters.
For those who haven’t read the book yet, one can argue that this novel will drag you out of your reading rut. Over time it’s hard to keep in the habit of reading for leisure, with work or school forcing people into a routine where a novel isn’t involved, this book can help you break out of that cycle. This incredible novel has also caught the eyes of movie producers, so it is well worth it to read this marvellous story before the movie hits theatres in 2022.
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About The Author
Both an Author and Zoologist, Delia Owens was born in rural Georgia, USA in 1945. She completed her PHD in Biology at the University of Georgia. With her then-husband, Owens moved to Africa in 1974 and travelled across the region whilst taking notes of their wild experiences. Since then she has written and published many of her memoirs and journals covering subjects such as mammalogy, animal behaviour and ecology.
Her first and only novel so far Where The Crawdads Sing, was published in 2018. Her novel was both the 2019 and 2020 New York Times Fiction Best seller for a total of 32 weeks. As of 2021 the combined number of weeks increased to 124 weeks.
Delia Owens’ vast knowledge of biology helped her novel’s storyline and creates a world that any reader can believe in. Where The Crawdads Sing, is written in way that allows readers to see the beauty in all things nature. When most swamp-like areas are thought to be nothing but wasteland, Owens is able to describe the habitat’s aspects in stunning and majestic ways. Her flowery and descriptive writing works in ways many other books haven’t, which is due to her details being factual rather than metaphorical. All in all, Owens’ novel is a success and if you are looking to read more during 2021 (even as the year comes to an end), this book is worth the time and patience.
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Written by Karla Louise Hallett