Monday, April 4, 2011

The Green Book, by Amal El-Mohtar

When I get into short stories, I can do more than one entry a day.  A good contrast to thousand-page books.  Though I will do those again soon...

The Green Book is an example of short SF of the "hints at something dark" variety.  There isn't time to tell a whole story, unless it is a smallish one, so another way is to come in in the middle.  The animated book that understands you is a pretty common trope.  It was even in Harry Potter, one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.  Here there is more romance, and only hints of the larger story of the Sisterhood.  Am sure she could do more with it, and likely will.  3 stars

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