Read this fabulous fantasy book!
Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello readers;

I just finished an awesome book callede "Green," by Jay Lake. Substantial, well written, and a really good, believable female character written by a guy. No offense to anyone, but not all women who write men or men who write women get it right, and so this was a good read.

Green is a woman sold into slavery at the age of four. She is groomed to be a concubine for the reprehensible, and really crazy, emporer, but at age 14, right before she is to go to his palace, she escapes. I can't spoil it from here on out, just know that it's set in an Earth-like world, and there are supernatural forces in play. The people and plot are believable and interesting, and the ending is a bit of a surpsise, and a bit of the hoped-for satisfying retribution to the bad guys. Green is a warrior and really good at it, and of course she suffers the obligatory fanstasy heroine's inner torture, which is resolved in a believable way at the end, not with a magic "poof! you're better!" thing. A nice page-turner.

I hope for a movie, maybe, some day. Could happen, and would be terrific.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:03 AM


Yes. Books. I am always glad to hear that others actually crack some covers.

EC, RAH saved my life in 7th grade. I read each and every juvenile novel in our paltry little junior high (long before the moniker "middle school") library. Such a twisted genius! And yet, as a grandmaster, beloved and revered.

Friday, June 24, 2011 1:23 PM


I have not read anything by Jay Lake yet, and I'd have to do some searching but I know I have read some highly complimentary reviews of his work in the last year or so. Not sure if "Green" was one of them though.

Too many books, not enough time.


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