Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The Whale Caller
The Whale Caller by Zakes Mda is the story of a love triangle between the Whale Caller, the whale Sharisha and the alcoholic Saluni. While the story is compelling, the reader will have to dig through layer of symbolism. At times I found it fascinating at times but at other times just wearying. This is one of those books that must be read more than once to fully grasp the hidden texture and meaning. I have read better examples of this type of magical realism but for someone who loves that type of literature this may be worthwhile to read.