Forums Club Ed Book Club Black Leopard, Red Wolf discussion Reply To: Black Leopard, Red Wolf discussion

Jake Nicholls

Like you noted earlier, some of it does feel quite distant from Tracker—I think this comes from the extra narrative ‘layer’, i.e. we are being told a story; we’re not experiencing it at the same time as Tracker. The prose did a good job of letting the reader interpret Tracker’s actions/emotions for themselves, although this also contributes to the distance between Tracker and the reader because it takes a while to find a ‘way in’ to his emotions.

My opinion went back and forth about the long stretches of dialogue—sometimes I found them immersive, other times the conversations felt overly ‘constructed’, although perhaps this is another side effect of the whole storytelling construct. What did you think?