Review: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Review: Remarkably Bright Creatures

A delightful story. You might think it odd, a women talking to an Octopus. That’s not odd. The odd part is hearing back from the octopus. The octopus, Marcellus is very funny.

The story is about Marcellus and an old women who works at the small town aquarium cleaning up at night. She doesn’t need the money, she does it for “something to do.” We also follow the story of Cameron, a 30 year old whose mother left him as a child to be raised by his aunt. He visits the small town, Sowell Bay, in search of his father.

This is a hreartwarming, well written, feel good story. It is Van Pelt’s debut novel and well worth the read/or listen to. By the way, I highly recommend the audible performance by by Marin Ireland and Michael Urie. I could not have imagined the story any better than their performance. It was quite enjoyable.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Ecco and Harper Collins, 2022

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  1. I just finished How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery a week ago and loved it. My favorite part was about Octavia the octopus! Now I want to read this book.
    I’m picky about narrators so thanks for adding your thoughts about them.

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