1.0 out of 5 stars
Irritating, Oct 27 2009
I initially bought this book because one of my favourite authors suggested Emma Bull's novels as an example of good contemporary fantasy/sci-fi. I guess we don't share the same taste in books because I thought this novel was what-the-hell?
I had a really hard time following Bull's storyline with my imagination. Often I would find myself cruising along a few pages enjoying what I read only to find that the next few pages make almost no sense to me. The depiction of chronological events and the descriptions of the environment and surroundings make this book more analogous to a skipping CD or a broken record leaving me with a confused scowl on my face as I re-read the pages to try to make sense of what is going on. I ended up throwing it out my window before finishing it.
Don't waste your time and money on this. Read Tad William's War of the Flowers instead.