|Book #4 for the month
||[Sep. 21st, 2009|10:46 am]
NaNoReaMo ~ National Novel Reading Month
Actually finished this on Friday but forgot to post: The Folk of the Air, by Peter Beagle, checked out from the library. This had been recommended to me so I decided to give it a shot.|
The protagonist goes to San Francisco to stay with an old schoolmate of his, and winds up falling in with the League of Archaic Pleasures, a clearly thinly-veiled fantasy novel analogue of the SCA. ;) His schoolmate appears to be the lover of a woman, Sia, who very well may be a goddess, and she is challenged by a young girl in the League who's summoned forth an entity who has it in for Sia. Badly.
There's some wonderful language in here, but the plot is kind of scattershot. Our hapless protagonist, Joe Farrell, does not so much affect the action as observe it as he finds himself in the middle of it all, and the book's a bit too heavy with the Look How Quirky We Are characters. Quite glad I read it though.
Next up: an ebook by Doranna Durgin, which is a media tie in to the Ghost Whisperers TV show, and after that, Rosemary and Rue by seanan_mcguire!