Behind the Curtain: Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” & the Crossroads of Allegories

This is not a book review. If you're looking for a simple good or bad, yes or no, star-rating of LaValle's book, there's no shortage; if you like dark fantasy and fairytale, you'll probably enjoy it. This essay does include spoilers for the whole book. Trigger warnings are also in place for violent ableism, child … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” & the Crossroads of Allegories

First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

I made a point of seeking out Black horror to read in February, and the first book I read was the wonderful but strange White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi. The second is The Changeling by Victor LaValle - published more recently than the first (2017) but opening on the lives of two people in the late 60s-early … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: The Changeling by Victor LaValle