** The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma


The Fishermen stars four brothers in a little town in Nigeria who encounter a madman whose prophecy will tear them apart. The author describes the complicated love/jealousy relationships between the brothers very well, and choosing the point of view of the third-oldest brother, nine when the story starts, makes for a compelling angle on the story.

On the other hand,  I did not care for the dramatic, Greek drama-like manner in which the novel unfolds, which I thought felt overly formal and heavy.

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