“Song of a Captive Bird” Book Review

This historical fiction novel tells the story of Forugh, a famous Iranian poet and filmmaker from the 1950s. I actually didn’t realize this was based on a real person until after I finished the book, but this woman definitely lived an extraordinary life in a time when women were still being silenced. While the subject is fascinating, I found the writing to be a little clunky. Transitions were rough and many parts felt repetitive. I’m inspired to read more about Forugh, but probably wouldn’t read another novel by this author because I just didn’t click with the writing style.

 

3 stars

 

*Free copy received from NetGalley*

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