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Excerpted from The Secret of Spring by Anthony, Piers Copyright © 2001 by Anthony, Piers. Excerpted by permission.
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Posted October 4, 2008
The provocative front cover kept catching my eye in the library, and that attribute combined with the interesting plant theme is what made me finally try this book. I'd never heard of the author before. I first assumed from the style of the cover art that this was just another old '50s-'60s sci-fi paperback, and only later saw the publication date was 2000. The writing is pure tongue-in-cheek humor with pervasive plays on words--e.g., 'child pollinography'--to apply human culture to the part-plant-part-human life forms, the names are ridiculous--e.g., Txnghc--and the science is equally unsound, but it's a pleasant read if you're not looking for realism. It sounds like the two authors had a lot of fun writing it. It reads somewhat like 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' but with somewhat more realism and a whole lot less flair.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 22, 2002
Though it lacks character development, and is quite stereotypical with the swooning woman in distress and the reluctant hero, it is full of imagination nonetheless. It isn't Hamlet mind you, but it is better than those paperback drugstore novels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.