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Vagabonds!, by Eloghosa Osunde

stephlovesreading's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful informative reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

olivetales's review

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challenging emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

I loved the ending of this book, but I struggled to get through a lot of it. Reading it felt like trying to grasp at something elusive, and never really being able to feel or see the shape of it. At times it felt like a series of short stories that floated through a city with very light threads holding them together. I loved some of the chapters, but found others not as memorable. 

hoodtaire's review against another edition

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3.0

I really struggled on how to rate this one - I felt conflicted between giving it a 5 for how good it was and a 3 for how much I enjoyed/got it, and eventually my egotism won out in the end.
This is a spectacular and incredibly unique book, that’s beautifully written and boldly presented. The individual stories were captivating and I loved the insights into the lives of many queer people across Nigeria. The issue I had was that these were only insights, and as soon as I got to know a vignette, we had moved onto another. If and when these characters returned later on, I had difficulty placing them and only vaguely remembered their names. It was a bold and beautiful novel, just not the type of narrative that I prefer. I don’t think pausing my reading for 2 weeks to get through All The Young Dudes helped either, but these are the life decisions I’ve chosen to make.

bookswithlee's review

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

ginganinja2507's review

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adventurous challenging emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

jesujuwonlo's review

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adventurous reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

ejoyce's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

neugrowf's review

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

magneticcrow's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

blynbetweenpages's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0