I Crawl Through It by A.S. King (Book Review)

I Crawl Through It is a surrealist novel depicting the differing and often contradictive views of four unusual teenagers. Gustav is building an invisible helicopter. Stanzi dissects things. China is a walking digestive system. Lansdale’s hair keeps growing as long as she keeps lying. Bomb threats are being sent to their school.

This was definitely the weirdest novel I’ve read and also my first surrealist novel. The initial syntax and exposition can be a bit confusing at first, but enticing, nonetheless. I read the first hundred pages in one sitting as I tried to understand and guess what would happen next (and being wrong each time). This book even goes as far as to break the fourth wall(on page 33). Belief and love are recurring elements and this book really makes you think about life and society and guilt.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1644696588

Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem β€œRed Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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