Sunday, August 28, 2005

But Is It Any Good?

The buzz about Hunger's Brides is its size (1,360 pages) and weight (4 3/4 pounds). We are all supposed to be amazed and astounded as though someone has never published a book that large before. It is certainly not common, but come on people! I don't care how big the book is. What I want to know is, is it any good? The Times article suggests it is, but it's all quotes from the editors and publishers of the book so of course they are going to say it's good. From the review snip at Barnes and Noble Publisher's Weekly is mixed, while Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews think highly of it. But I'm still not satisfied. So If you've read it or are reading it, drop a line and let me know what you think.