Book review: Darryl Wimberley’s Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Along with stumbling through a children’s novel, I’ve also spent the last few months writing book reviews for the Jackson Free Press. My first review for the newspaper—okay, my first review for any paper outside of the college weekly—appeared today. Here’s a taste:

It’s that atmosphere, not the plot, that enriches Kaleidoscope, and gradually provides the characters complexity and depth. About a third of the way into the novel, Jack finds himself in Tampa, Fla. The money trail leads to an off-season carnival community, Kaleidoscope, run by a blue-skinned woman and an assortment of “freaks.” Among the inhabitants are dwarfs, a man with a grotesquely oversized scrotum, Siamese twins and a 500-pound woman.

There’s more. Go read it.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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One Response to Book review: Darryl Wimberley’s Kaleidoscope

  1. La Bella says:

    Fantastic review!!!!

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