Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Surreal Alien Fiction

Chasing the Moon by A. Lee Martinez
(Adult Fantasy)
Diana stumbles upon a perfect apartment......but, there's a catch.  Isn't there always.  She has to be caretaker of Von the Hungering, an ancient entity that want to eat everything in its path, including her.  That's pretty much the sanest and most normal part of this entire story so if that doesn't turn you off, read on!

This story takes quite a while to get started and seems to be mostly galactic rambling with a healthy, but dark, dose of humor thrown in.  Think of a cross between Christopher Moore and Douglas Adams.  It was a very strange read and somewhat confusing but I believe that is completely due to the author's style as opposed to any real shortcoming in skill.

I wasn't sure if I like it or not.  I'm not sure if the ending was satisfying or if there was an ending.  The salvation of a universe, and race of beings, should be but with this book, it was just really hard to tell.

If you enjoyed my rambling review, then this is a book for you.  If you are confused and disturbed by my seemingly endless ravings, skip it.

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