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Novel Tease

Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
The Mountain and The City, Part I - Brian Martinez It's a silly rating system we have here. Three stars means "I like it", but the truth is I don't like it. Not that that's a bad thing! This is not a story to be liked - there's no "happily ever after", and there probably hasn't even been any "happily-before". It's disturbing - and that's a good thing!

It's short - and that unfortunately isn't my cup of tea. I've never been a fan of short stories, but this story is a pretty good example of a short story anyway. In the short medium, far more must be left to the reader's imagination than in a novel: what did happen to the world? what are Munies? how does it end?!

That last prevents me rating it higher - I like stories to have a beginning, middle and end (very pre-post-modern of me...) and this has no beginning or end. Now, if the author told me the rest of the story - I'd be all over it.