Non-fiction at its finest! Best read in short bursts to let the stories wash over you and sink in.
I went into this without knowing anything about The Moth. I have since done some research…
The Moth is basically SLAM storytelling, which is super cool. They have SLAM competitions and other live events. It seems crazy cool and I would LOVE to attend an event. The book seems a little odd to me because the storytelling is a performance. To have it written down seems to defeat the purpose of The Moth. Despite that fact, I greatly enjoyed the book. Some of the stories completely dance off the page and come alive before your eyes.
The stories were selected from tales told on the Live Moth Stage. They were adapted to fit this form of media and all share a common theme: facing the unknown.
I’m not going to lie, I chose this because the foreword is written by Neil Gaiman. But boy, I am glad I picked it up. Each story makes you think or feel something different. They’re incredible.
If you were hesitating about picking this up, don’t. Read it. I promise, you won’t regret it.
Thank you, Blogging for Books, for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.