Reproduction by Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Giller Prize is a quirky read. Aside from this book being PAINFULLY LONG, I enjoyed it. It plays with lots of things: format, timelines, even phrasing. That being said, I’m a reader who doesn’t like freaky-deaky experimentation in my books, but I still found this story readable. Plus I love Ian Wiliams himself, I once attended an event where he spoke and it was fantastic.
There are a few things that will trip you up in this book, but it doesn’t slow down the writing to a problematic pace; it will divert your attention for a short while, but you will easily hit your rhythm again, and my reading rhythm is deathly important to me. Check out my booktube review below for more information on my love/hate relationship with this one. And congratulations to Ian!!!