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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Delightful adventure !

These characters are my friends...the plot was intriguing but not too much so. The entire book was a perfect balance. ...and a perfect speed. Ms. Hardinge gently slips in the most tasty bits of metaphors and word-play. - the dust cover says ages 10 and up - I am 45. ...
These characters are my friends...the plot was intriguing but not too much so. The entire book was a perfect balance. ...and a perfect speed. Ms. Hardinge gently slips in the most tasty bits of metaphors and word-play. - the dust cover says ages 10 and up - I am 45. it's a joy for any reader.

posted by Anonymous on November 26, 2006

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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'Fly by Night' is an uninspired story with tired overused characters. Even taken as a 'fantasy-lite' story - where the emphasis is not on challenging the reader, but rather taking them on an entertaining adventure - it fails miserably. The first problem is the prose, wh...
'Fly by Night' is an uninspired story with tired overused characters. Even taken as a 'fantasy-lite' story - where the emphasis is not on challenging the reader, but rather taking them on an entertaining adventure - it fails miserably. The first problem is the prose, which is as unimaginative as it is wordy. The author seems to take great lengths to describe a scene with cumbersome detail and poorly chosen words. Every paragraph seems to drag on, and when finally finished, you don't feel as if you know any more about anything. The next problem is the dialog, which is simply poorly written and dull. Lastly, the story is so cliche that it really isn't worth getting to the end to see what happened. With the plethora of stories available in this genre, a potential reader would be best suited to go elsewhere.

posted by Anonymous on August 6, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2006

    Blue Among a Sea of Red.

    If I could use but one word to describe this book, it would be: different. I'm not implying that it is so original that you have never seen one of it's kind before but it was just like a classic story with a few things that were new to me. The fact that a con man is included within the story was a example of a difference. The story on its own was a bit plain but Hardinge's words made it seem more vibrant than ever. No matter what people say, Fly By Night is a classic example of one of the better books in childrens' literature.

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