Monday, June 11, 2007

OF Blog of the Fallen

I've been very pleased with the critical reception so far for Acacia: The War with the Mein. Part of this is just that a lot of folks are liking the book, and that's gratifying. But what's also nice is when the reviewers dig beneath the surface a bit and uncover some of the stuff interwoven beneath the plot-driven events of the story. Nick Gevers did that in his Locus review. And Larry at OF Blog of the Fallen has done it too.

For example, he picks out an early Corinn scene - one when she's ruminating on her mother's death and her own mortality - and points out that while some readers will find a scene like that boring there's actually a lot of character development going on that will be relevant later. I love that he saw that, and that he understands that the slow introduction of the characters was intended to bear fruit much later in the novel.

You can read the review here.



Blogger Constance Brewer said...

Wow, now that was a good, philosophical review. I learned a lot from that one. Gives me good ideas on how to zone in on a piece of a novel and talk about it.

The reviewer put in words what I really like about the novel. The character development. :)

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