OT Books query
argross at bigpond.net.au
Tue Oct 19 08:39:08 EDT 2004
> >Has anyone yet read _The Star of Kazan_ by Eva Ibbotson or _The Golem's
> >Eye_ by Jonathan Stroud (sequel to _The Amulet of Samarkand_ )?
> I have
> read The Golem's Eye by Stroud. I actually enjoyed it more than the
> The humor was similar in style, perhaps slightly less sharp if only
> I was less surprised by the style than in the first book. However, the
> is now split between three characters, one of which is actually a
> protagonist. This added character really cemented my enjoyment of the
> I liked the fact that the first book played with the readers desire to
> identify with the main characters, but failed to give them many good
> to do so. But, it is so much more comfortable to read a book with a truly
> sympathetic protagonist. And getting to have it both ways is lovely.
> Hmm, I hope that that brief review made sense. Bottom line? I liked it,
> I recommend it
Thanks for the brief review! I ended up buying it, because I'd enjoyed _The
Amulet of Smarkand_ so much, and am now about two-thirds of the way through.
I'm *thoroughly* enjoying it--perhaps even more than Amulet.
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