Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book Review - Milky Way

It's never the candy bar I buy at the store, but every time I eat one I think, "Hm... that was really good!"  This year's surprises:

This book gripped me from page one and did not let go. The premise - so unbelievable and yet, a theoretically possible scenario - was different than everything I've read. The characters provided excellent opposition for each other's viewpoints while still remaining individually human. I can't wait to read the next one!

I'll admit it took me more than a few pages to acclimate to the letter format and to stop being annoyed at trying to keep the to-whom and the from-whom straight as I read. Once I got the hang of it, though, I loved every minute! Because each letter's end made for such an easy stopping place, I thought I'd find it easy to put down and pick up again later. Wrong! Instead, knowing I could easily read just one more letter made it even more difficult for me to pause. By about 50 pages in, I was hooked. I enjoyed the writing style, the plot, the subject matter, the characters, and the ending, which leaves me very little to complain about.