Saturday, June 06, 2020
The House With Chicken Legs, by Sophie Anderson
An touching story with one of the most unusual likable characters (the house) you've ever read about. Loosely based on Russian folk belief, the story is actually a true original and touches on the universal theme of trying to find one's way in the world, especially when the path expected of you is such an obviously poor fit. The macabre setting (which in itself will appeal to Lemony Snicket fans) is ultimately incidental to a story that is about Marinka's search for warm friendship and a sense of meaning.