Sunday, April 29

Book Review: Pigsong

Title: Pigsong

Author: Frank Delaney

Pages: Ebook (32 pages)

Summary: "Once upon a time and long ago, when snow tasted like cream, and timber tasted like sweet cake, and every tenth egg laid by a duck had a diamond in it, there lived up in the North of Ireland a very bad man."

The third short story in Frank Delaney's series, "Storytellers," is far more than charming as he instructs, seduces, entertains and allows us to see how an oppressed culture might have learned the concept of justice through imagination.

My Rating: 8.25/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Another lovely read from one of my favourite authors, this short story doesn't disappoint, a great choice for those who enjoy folklore and magical realism.

Like the previous two short stories from the series, this was a very enjoyable read and like the previous stories in this series, it had the atmosphere of a storyteller telling you the story. Which I absolutely love, I'd be willing to find these books in audio, if the right person were to read them. Then these stories would really come alive - they are the perfect book to read or listen by the fire. I'm not sure how the author does it, but he creates the perfect reading experience with these short stories.

The writing as always, was wonderful  and the story itself was original and overall fun read. I enjoyed the themes the story used and the metaphor of the pigsong stood for and how it inspired the characters in the book. It had a very fairytale feeling to it, especially in the ending, but I still found myself enjoying the story and I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment of this series.

Would I recommend it to read: I would recommend the whole series, they are well written, fun and this one has a very good message. Great if you enjoy folklore/mythology/magical realism. They would also be an excellent choice if you haven't read anything by the author.

What to read next: The Druid and The Girl Who Lived on the Moon the first two books in the storytellers series. Ireland, Tipperary, Shannon also by the author.


  1. I need to recommend this one to my uncle, as he is a big lover of Delaney, and I don't think he has heard of this one. I love the way you describe it and the messages it brings. Very nice review today, Jules!

    1. Oh you definitely need to. The Druid and the Girl Who Lived on the Moon along with this one are available in kindle addition on amazon. So send him over and send your self over too!