Miss Print’s Re-Prints: November 2007 Edition, Vol. 2

missprintreprintMiss Print’s Re-Prints is a weekly feature that will post on Saturday. Each week I’ll highlight reviews I wrote during a previous month in this blog’s run.

Currently I am Re-Printing 2007 posts.

November 2007: Volume 2

  • November 21, 2007: Little (Grrl) Lost by Derek De Lint–“This novel is extremely complicated stylistically. The story is told in multiple points-of-view with varying narration styles. The amazing thing about this technique is that De Lint still manages to create a seamless narration. He transitions between sections easily without being redundant or leaving the reader at a loss.”
  • November 28, 2007: Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones–“Polly and Tom’s interactions are the bread and butter of the story. The dialogue between them is vividly authentic and humorous. Tom Lynn is one of those dashing heroes that come up too rarely in contemporary fiction while Polly is a persistent, strong young woman who most parents would want their daughters to see as a role model.” This is easily one of my most favorite books. If my constantly listing it as a possible pairing hasn’t done the job yet, let me say again READ IT.
  • November 30, 2007: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger–“The scope of the narrative is vast and strongly cinematic, which leads me to two conclusions: One is that this story might have been better had someone else written it. The other is that the upcoming film adaptation will be better than the novel. Given the fascinating story and characters here, hopefully that will be the case.

 

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