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Posted June 27, 2012
If you appreciate truly excellent writing, definitely give this book a read. Be forewarned, though.. it is dark and twisty. It will take you places you don't expect, and then it'll do it again. Hang on to your hat, because it's a helluva ride.
I remember thinking, when I read the description, "Mmmm... this sounds yummy!" Man oh man, was I right about that! What a lovely treat to sink my teeth into. Yum.
I don't want to give spoilers, nor offer yet another description when that's already available. I just want to say that if your personal reading preferences mean you like a book with some meat to it now and then (because I like some easy, fluffy reading sometimes, too), then definitely do NOT pass this one up. Make some "Me Time" to curl up and dive headlong into Martuk's world, to sort through his thoughts and experiences, to ride with him on his journey. This is an author who knows how to take you cleanly out of this world, to captivate and hold you where he wants you, to make you hear, see, smell and feel everything as though you are literally right there. For example... In every dusty scene of this book, I was constantly sipping water, unable to get enough, because I was so completely *there*... and all that dust made me very thirsty.
I think I found a whopping two typos in the entire novel. Even with my penchant for long reading bouts, speedy reading and intense interest, it took me 3 days to read this book in my spare time... this is NOT a novella. What a joy to read such a cleanly edited book! What a pleasure to enjoy the skill and talent of this author!
Thank you, Jonathan Winn, for writing this book. I'm so glad I read it. It's an amazing story, and it's told beautifully. The depth of characters, of detail for surroundings and new scenes gave me a running movie in my head, stunningly directed. You have a gift with language that I truly appreciate.
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