With 17 out of 21 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, Jamrach's Menagerie was very well received by most BookBrowse readers!
Here's what they have to say:
I love love love this book! (Linda R). It is a wonderful novel written in beautiful, lyrical prose with a compelling story that has everything: love, deep friendship, and thrilling adventure (Alison W). It reads like an autobiography, the author is that convincing in her portrayal of Jaffy's odyssey. I will definitely be watching for other books by Ms. Birch (Steve B).
Many admired the imagery:
This is a book of the senses. We hear, taste, feel, and especially smell Jaffy's unpasteurized life (Paula W). Told in the first-person, his story is of a life filled with wonder, exquisite joy, unbridled excitement, terror, brutal horror, survival, great sadness, love, and acceptance. I found myself totally and unabashedly ...
BookBrowse's reviews and backstories are a members-only benefit. Full information is available on books for a limited time when they are featured as "Editor's Choices" - but that time has now elapsed for this book.click to join
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.