A sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows
There are two main reasons I wanted to read this book. First off it is a book by Kij Johnson. Second of all it is a sequel to The Wind in the Willows, so first I reread that back in February, and then I got started on this.
Johnson introduces two new main characters to the world of the river bank, Beryl the Mole and a female Rabbit, who take up residence not far from the Water Rat and Mole. There are adventures and picnics, kidnappings and car crashes. All told in a way that feels very much like Grahame’s original, although with more female characters.
I really enjoyed it, it is light-hearted and fun, yet also recognises some of the omissions from the original work.
Two thumbs up