Bright's Light Hardcover – Aug 27 2012
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About the Author
SUSAN JUBY is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting the Girl and Another Kind of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series (Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last) and her latest novel for adults, The Woefield Poultry Collective. After dropping out of fashion college and attaining a BA from the University of British Columbia, Susan went to work in the book industry. She holds a master’s degree in publishing. She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous. Visit her online at susanjuby.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Firstly, none of the main characters quite live up to their characterizations. Bright, the heroine, is described as being smarter and more independent than the average "party favour", and looks down on her colleague Fon as being "clueless". However, in the opening scene, Bright uses a dangerous piece of equipment without having it inspected, simply to outshine Fon, and fails spectacularly. Later on, when they begin to work together to solve the mystery of the titular "light", Fon contributes just as much as Bright does - which, admittedly, is not very much. They spend most of their time running needlessly back and forth, across a city overrun with trigger-happy police officers, stopping to fetch their robots, play games, whine about their appearance and put on weird disguises while their compatriots are dying by the hundreds.
As for Grassly, the supposedly "enlightened" man from another planet, he is nothing but an arrogant teenager playing with people's lives. If his alien rite of passage requires that the civilization he saves "participate in their own rescue", what posessed him to design a pink helmet that emits mind-controlling beams of light? Seriously.Read more ›
Sadly, the pieces were hard to add up. And the reason for their world destruction didn't make much sense. Hopefully, someone will shine some light on the matter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Just not a book for me, despite Ms. Juby's raging talent, I just don't like the genre.