john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,


I want to thank Gennady Stolyarov II.  He has written an eloquent and insightful review of my novel in his online journal, The Rational Argumentator

Be forewarned, there are some minor spoilers, and some unconventional spelling - he seems to be on a personal quest to reform English orthography by substituting "f" for "ph".  Oops... make that "orthografy".

There are certain things he does not like in my book, but his overall take is positive, and I really appreciate his understanding of the book's technical aspects.  The things he doesn't like turn on a variety of interesting issues, some ethical, some aesthetic.

Here's my favorite line from his review:

"The ending of the book is also satisfactory, as it leaves no conflict unresolved, and exhibits a sense of poetic justice that is regrettably absent from most contemporary literature."

Yep.  Loose ends tied.
And justice satisfied.

That's my idea of how a book should end.  And it will do for the Rhyme of the Day.


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