It took three tries before I finally committed to reading Southern Cross the Dog. I debated DNFing multiple times, finally deciding against it because 1) I chose it for a reading challenge, and 2) I wanted to push outside of my comfort zone. I should have gone with my gut; I really disliked the book, all the way through.
There was no sense of plot, I didn't connect with the characters, and the absolute abstinence from quotation marks was confusing, rather than artistic, as I assume was the intention.
Lastly, I want to mention that this majorly Black cast does not reflect the soulful, mournful, yet proud ambiance that I sense the author was trying to produce. The atmosphere fell flat--it just wasn't there.
I'm going to forget I ever wasted time on this book now okay thanks bye