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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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Intruders by Olive Peart

Adolescent Dystopian Fiction

Six teens in NYC decide to explore a cave in their neighborhood (there are caves in NYC--who knew?) and, upon entering find themselves transported in time to a future city.  When they get to the future, they can't figure out how to get back.

That's pretty much it for plot.  I honestly can't even remember the names of one of the characters.

This is a forgettable book, thankfully.  I really didn't like anything about the book.  It felt like an amateurish effort.  The apocalyptic future is never explained.  None of the characters seemed real, very cardboard attempts.  Their motivations and actions seemed stiff.  Their reactions and speech bordered on the absurd.  This was a book I couldn't wait to have finished.  It didn't even feel like a 'real' book to me, more like a rough draft. 

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