Year 9, Book 29

29. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music is a sort of imagining what might have happened in the true story of an unresolved murder in San Francisco in 1876. I didn’t realize it was based on real events until I got to the afterward at the end that mentioned it. I’m not sure knowing that going in would have changed my opinion of this book much, which was that it is awful. It basically revolves around a prostitute named Blanche who befriends a woman named Jenny who is notorious for dressing in men’s clothes. Jenny is murdered and Blanche tries to track down who did it suspecting it might actually be her husband or one of his associates. There is also an entire plot revolving around Blanche gaining and losing her child multiple times. Basically I found the whole book ill written and extremely boring. I’m not even sure why I bothered finishing it. I give it a 2 out of 10.

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