Chevalier’s classic is technically “good,” but it’s flat. Griet’s character might be better explored by Vermeer’s famous painting than by this book.
I have ambivalent feelings towards Tracy Chevalier’s New Boy. Everything I would label as a weakness is either justified within the text, or partially required by her allegiance to her inspiration: Othello. New Boy is the latest in the Hogarth Shakespeare project which asks modern authors for retellings… Continue Reading “Review: New Boy”