Book Review: Frek and the Elixir and Hero

Ah, well I’ve read two books in the past 24 hours.

I’m going to review the first one I read, “Frek and the Elixir” by Rudy Rucker was first up, and it started out great. Original, different, unique, and a bit weird. Frek grows up in a truly odd world written by a clearly odd person. At nearly 500 pages, it’s hard for an author to keep it going and at some point, it becomes so absurd as to be uninteresting. Yeah, the last 100 or so pages really let me down and I lost my desire to finish, but being on a plane makes you plough through. I did. And if you want a fun read that’s very imaginative, you’ll like this book: right up until the end. This book is enormously popular, so maybe it’s just me.

The second book, “Hero” by Perry Moore I cannot imagine anyone I know liking. I read a review in Time and bought it based on the review. I think it’s fantastic. I’m going to read it again. If you’re brave, read this because it’s just a little hard to read while remaining enjoyable nonetheless.

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