Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
5 Stars , Fantasy , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 26, 2019

About: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is a novel following three stories in different time periods, all with a common narrative.  Mr. Haddon is an award winning English novelist. 320 pages Publisher: Doubleday Language: English My rating for The Porpoise – 5 Buy The Porpoise from Amazon.com* More Books by Mark Haddon* Thoughts: According to the snippets I’ve read, The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is supposed to be a reworking of the story of Appolonius and  of William Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Since I didn’t read either of those works, I don’t have the background to say whether or not the author hits his mark, but I certainly enjoyed the book. This book should be read carefully and with attention, the author constructed the book in a very clever way which is easy to miss in an unconventional way. This is still, however, a strange book, it starts out very interesting, than to a point where you consider whether you want to even finish reading it, and by the end you’re hooked and enjoying the journey. Frankly, I’m not sure I understood everything the author meant to for me to understand, but in enjoyed the writing and the plot.  There is tragedy, justice, revenge and retribution…

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