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Bennett Is The Best!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 8, 2015
lI don’t usually write reviews, mainly because I’m not very good at doing so, but I just had to explain to those oblivious to Robert Jackson Bennett as to why they should read his work.
After finishing Bennett's most recent book, The City of Stairs, and being astounded by his haunting prose and captivating world, I told myself that I would read some of his earlier works to see if I could receive the same experience I did with City of Stairs. COS was by far, the best book of 2014 and I went into the Troupe with high expectations. And I must say that I was deeply satisfied with this book. However, I cannot compare it to COS, because I had a completely different experience with The Troupe. While Bennett's writing is still beautiful and atmospheric, he explores entirely different themes in this book. Here, he addresses the hardships that come with family and what we will do to attain love. I’m astounded at how Bennett could have written this enchanting novel at such a young age. Prior to this novel, I had no idea what Vaudeville was. But after finishing this I've found myself yearning for more information on the nature of Vaudeville. In short, The Troupe is an enchanting read with complex characters, gripping adventure, and a perfect ending. This book has made mean even bigger fan of Robert Jackson Bennett.