A very strange book. But with some interesting twists and turns. I didn’t love it, but maybe you will. Here is my book review Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.
Protagonist Janina reminded me a little of Olive Kitteridge. A bit of a curmudgeon old lady who prefers the company of animals to humans. She lives in a remote Polish village, where wealthy Warsaw families come in the summer, but in the winter is deserted and lonely.
Generally the winters are long and desolate. Janina, despite her Ailments, takes care of the properties of the rich during the winter, studies astrology and reading and translating the poetry of William Blake. But when her neighbor is found dead, the boring winter gets a little more interesting.
Then a second suspicious death. Then a strange disappearance. Janina sees herself as the one who can help solve the investigation, but everyone thinks she is just a crazy old lady…is she?
A strange and surprising thriller. Despite it’s Noble Prize, I can only give it three stars.
***Three stars for Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.
Thank you for reading my book review Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.
See last week’s book review The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.