Monday, August 17, 2009

Offworld 2: Good points

What are the good points of Robin Parrish’s Offworld?

Action. I defy anyone to dispute this. It has some slow, pensive moments, but it's basically a lengthy chase, a struggle against superior forces and special effects.

Wit. There are some good lines here, such as, "Life is poetry. ...And the thing about poetry? It don't write itself." (p. 245)

Characterization. The characters are generally strong and realistic, and I was rooting for them. That's not as easy to achieve as you might think.

Yes, I know: short post. Long day, too. Tomorrow's post will no doubt be rather lengthy, in part for reasons not limited to the current book.

Meanwhile, check out the rest of the CSFF tour:
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Gina Burgess
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Lyn Perry
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Elizabeth Williams

1 comment:

Rachel Starr Thomson said...

Tomorrow I assume is on weak points? I agree with your strength assessments. I liked the characters more than I thought I would, and he writes action really, really well. Wit as well. It all fits my opinion that Offworld is essentially a comic book without pictures.

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