25 April 2009

Many Waters

I finished Many Waters by Madeliene L'Engle last night. It is a fantasy so works for OUaT3 and is also for the Young Adult challenge. Unfortunately I didn't particularly like it. It wasn't bad, more just kinda meh. In it, Sandy and Dennys get tessered back in time by messing with their father's computer. They end up in a desert, get badly sunburned, and are rescued by Japheth, Noah's (of the Flood) son. They reconcile Noah and his father, fall in love with Noah's daughter, make enemies of the nephilim (a sort of evil angel, who seem to be in lust with the human women) and allies of the seraphim (good angels), and help Noah build a boat. it really felt way too long, even though it is only 300 or so pages. Unfortunately, Sandy and Dennys just aren't as compelling of characters as Meg and Charles Wallace. Also, they need to talk time travel with Miles from LOST so he can straighten them out as to what can and can't happen (i.e. dying in the past won't prevent you from being born in the future). it is a 3. I'd only read it if you're really into series completion or want a different view on the Flood story.

A couple random things:

A very scary article from Scientific American.

Oh, and i am busy on May 2nd. I'm going to a motorcycle race with my dad!

Currently: watching the NFL draft. yeah, i'm a loser.

2 comments:

  1. Her book A Wrinkle in Time really helped to get me started as a reader when I was a kid, but I've been sort of afraid to pick up her other books, out of a fear that they might break that spell. This obviously isn't the one to try.
    p.s. Welcome to Book Blogs; hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I liked A Swiftly Tilting Planet and A Wind in the Door. Those deal with Meg and Charles Wallace and are really in the same vein as A Wrinkle in Time.

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