Friday, June 29, 2012

Dragon's Time, by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Dragon's Time, by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

This book is sadly a bit of a mess. The plotline centers around time travel—a lot of time travel. While I usually love time travel stories, this one had so many characters jumping between so many time lines that keeping them all straight was confusing to put it mildly. So much effort is put into the convoluted plot that characterization is left by the wayside; the female characters are all strong, willful leaders which I usually admire, but there were so many and all cut from the same cloth that they were virtually interchangeable. The writing itself was generally pedestrian as well, but there was one metaphor that stood out, comparing spicy food to living: "Life: hot, spicy, painful, unpredictable, tasty, chewy, beautiful, searing. Life." That one analogy didn't make up for the other 400 pages though. Disappointing.

First Sentence:
Cold. Black. Silent.

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