Saturday, October 24, 2020

Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy, David Eddings

Second time.

Good, quick, engaging fantasy story. I like the kid; he's not an innocent kid.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lois Lowry

The Giver, Lois Lowry

Kid book. It's good, but a bit lacking in imagination. When you throw yourself this far into the future, you suddenly have a lot of space to fill. Like similar dystopias, Brave New World comes to mind, The Giver seems to fill that space by copying and pasting the present.

That said, it reads well, and there's one or two intriguing ideas.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Interference


Interference, Sue Burke

Once again this slow tension, and growing danger. And I'm gonna say Yes, though a lot has been left undone.

It could have resolved more, but I hesitate to say that, because non-resolution is one of its strengths.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

The Merry Men


The Merry Men, Robert Louis Stevenson

Rich, but abrupt at the end. Would have been much better as a full-length novel.