Sunday, February 12, 2006

Book Review -- About Grace

About Grace
Author Unknown. (The book is upstairs. I will update author information later when I go upstairs. I don't want to break the flow right now.)

This book starts out good. And by start out, I mean the back cover of the book. The guy lives in Alaska and has dreams that predict the future. I love books that have the person with a special power. But mostly this guy has nothing going on. He has a handful or less of these Special Dreams. They are mostly irrelevant to the plot.

The writer obviously knows a lot of stuff about water molecules and the book is mainly an excuse to show off that particular knowledge. And clouds, he knows what all kinds of clouds are called. Whoopie. "I was walking to the minimart and oh! there goes a subglomulous-semi-cirrhius cloud in blue winter sky." I'm all like, "Christ, can we hear about which direction the swirl went on the Sweet-Frostie you bought?"

I feel like kicking this author's ass. You can tell he thought he was writing literature. But, as I often say, just because its boring doesn't mean its art.

I bought the book for the magic and the fact that the snowflakes on the front cover look a lot like one of my blankets. The magic part was a rip-off. I can only blame my own poor judgement for the blanket thing.

I ordered the blanket on-line, and like more than half the things I have gotten online, it was not a disappointment. Ironically, I bought the book in a real bookstore.

3 comments:

John Tobin said...

Thanks for the book review. I can skip this book and just check out old Nova reruns and learn more about clouds and rain molecules I bet .
Have you checked out Po Bronson? He has some good books. "Bombardiers" is funny in a Joseph Heller sort of way. Bronson has a website about his writings:
http://www.pobronson.com
Happy reading.

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