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If you have ever read Chuck Wendig’s musings at terribleminds.com and thought them the demented ravings of a dangerously disturbed individual, Blackbirds will do nothing to assuage those fears.
Saying it is dark and gritty is akin to saying the Beatles didn’t suck. Our heroine, Miriam Black, is a fundamentally broken person. You don’t want to get to know her and you really don’t want to touch her.
And yet, Blackbirds is compelling in more than just a car wreck kind of way. Miriam knows she’s broken, knows how and why she’s broken, and still struggles to be less broken.
“What fate wants, fate gets,” she says, and yet she fights fate and does so, in part because she is fated to.
It’s sick, twisted, and a most excellent story.