Monday, January 14, 2013

Seal, by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

I'm not sure what I think of Seal, by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. A first I thought it was a literary/general fiction type of story, full of metaphor and a young boy's imaginings. Then something happened and now I don't know what to think. It wasn't a bad story, I definitely I liked it.  The elements that made it "strange" were introduced at the end, making my perspective on the entire story change.  I did like that the ending was unexpected.  The characters were interesting and multidimensional.  I appreciated the depth given them in such a short piece.  I'd actually really like someone to read this story so I can get another perspective.  Thoughts?

I have to say, I really like the image that The Walrus paired with this story.  I don't know whose decision that was, but they did a good job.  Selena Wong's illustration is lovely and flows well with the story.

Short Story Monday is hosted by John at The Book Mine Set.


  1. My curiousity is piqued. I've bookmarked this for next week.

    1. I'm interested to hear what you think.