3 of 5 stars
I was not sure what to expect with this book and it started out great with the tale of local policeman Goliath rescuing little Mirror from her deranged grandfather. Mirror's two sisters were not so lucky and their death affected Mirror more than she could ever understand. I really enjoyed the author's voice especially when she focused on the relationship of Mirror and Goliath, but then the book started to divert into many little vignettes that on the surface had nothing to do with Mirror. All of the stories had elements of bizarre behavior, outrageous animals and a darkness that no child should have to endure.
I applaud the author's imagination and the bizarre characters certainly came alive on the page. The writing was unique, entertaining and confusing at the same time, but with so many side plots, it was easy to lose sight of Mirror and Goliath.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Singular-Extraordinary-Tale-Mirror-Goliath/dp/0857664425/ref=twoen-20