Book Review – THE ESSEX SERPENT

The Essex Serpent’s MacGuffin is, of course, the Essex Serpent. The monster is Sarah Perry’s fulcrum to lever forward the plot, plumb the story’s characters, and probe the novel’s various and manifold themes. It can all seem a bit self-conscious and mannered at times, but Perry has, by in large, crafted an amusing story taking … Continue reading Book Review – THE ESSEX SERPENT