May 26th, 2011

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36. Elsewhere by Will Shetterly (2010 list)


Title: Elsewhere
Author: Will Shetterly
Year: 2004
# of pages: 248
Date read: 5/29/2010
Rating: 3*/5 = good

Description:

"All MESSED UP and NOWHERE to go?

Bordertown lies halfway between the world of humans and the realm of Faerie. Here, elf and human gangs clash by night, magic works better than technology, and runaways like Ron show up with dreams of changing themselves into someone new. Ron's come searching for something he thought he's lost, but instead he finds all sorts of other things - a makeshift family of punk castaways; a friend in half-elf biker Mooner; and maybe true love in Mooner's beautiful - and dangerous - sister, Wiseguy.

Getting to Bordertown took Ron a bit of luck and magic. Surviving there will be another story altogether." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this urban fantasy set in the NeverNever. I especially liked the interactions between Ron and the people he meets.
Eric in Robe

No. 34 for 2011

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Rating: 5/5
Book: 34/50 (68% completed)
Pages: 850 pgs
Total Pages: 13,113/15,000 pages (87.42% completed)
Version: Book
Next up: The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

Ok, so I think I might be the last person on this planet to read this book. My chiropractor kept telling me to read her. She said this series was her favourite series out there. I kept putting it off as I didn't think Gabaldon was my type of read and the size of the book turned me off.

But, after enough prodding by my chiropractor, I bought the first two books of the series and they sat on my shelf for months until I finally picked up "Outlander" and started to read.

At first I wasn't convinced. It took me a good 200-250 pages for me to really get into the story, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. I love the story, I love the characters (especially Jamie) and I cannot wait to read the second book. I'm going to buy the rest of the books on the Kindle because these books are thick and hard to hold!

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