Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H. P. Wood (4 Stars)

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Thanks to NetGalley for supplying me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is just the kind of strange book I needed!  At the start, I thought it was going to be some sci-fi story, which isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I loved this book.  It’s the tale of Kitty Hayward from England, who ends up on a park bench in Coney Island with no money, friends or family.  She is befriended by a con man, who introduces her to the world of the Unusuals, where she finds her new family amidst the carnival and freak show actors and players.  She is taken on a zany, adventurous, magical ride with never a dull moment.

 

The storyline was good, but this is a book you read mostly for the characters as they are so richly presented.

 

This was great fun, and I cannot wait for the movie!

 

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