Max’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I am in the marsh now. I am the feather of an egret. I am every shell washed upon the shore. I am a firefly. You'll see hundreds beckoning far into the dark reaches of the marsh. And that's where you will always find me, where the crawdads sing.”
Although it felt a bit scattered at times, Where The Crawdads Sing was a pleasant surprise. It blended romantic drama with a murder mystery and courtroom setting, in the backdrops of some southern carolina marshes. Now I don’t know about most people, but to me that’s a recipe for success… (and getting me engaged.)
I thought the actors were pretty well casted, they blended in with the characters. I especially liked Taylor John Smith as Tate and David Strathairen as Tom Milton. Whether it was the pain and regret Tate feels for leaving Kya, or the state lawyer doing everything he can to get her locked away, to the reclusiveness in Daisy Edgar Jones’ performance that really made me think she’d lived in the marsh her whole life, they all convinced me of their roles in the story. And they even still had me guessing until the very end of she had done it or not. At the end of the day, I think that’s a job well done. For sure has me interested in the book, I’m sure there was enough left out to make it worthwhile reading!