Book Review: Freaks by Nik Perring and Caroline Smailes

12500208There are some stories in the collection that I just didn’t understand, but they were few and far between. The rest cleverly and subtly illustrate the idea that we are all freaks to some extent, and that we all have a ‘superpower’. We might not be able to fly, but if you squint, you’ll see there is something ‘super’ about the most ordinary of us; it’s all about perception. That might sound a bit fluffy, but that’s not the way this collection is written. It’s more gritty than fluffy. It doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable subjects. To coin a phrase: ‘it pulls no punches’. The subject matter, the language and even the illustrations (which are breathtaking) are rather adult in nature. Best read with an open-minded.

5/5 – It was amazing!

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