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review 2016-01-21 19:06
Book Review: Deerskin by Robin McKinley
Deerskin - Robin McKinley

You are probably slightly confused about the place of this book in my 2015 Favorites, considering its relatively low rating. The thing is, this book is one of those books that the farther away I am from it; the more I think about it. In a good way.

Before getting this book as a birthday present, I have never heard of it. Or Robin McKinley. I guess it's not toosurprising, as this book is different than most anything I've read before, so it wouldn't have been on my radar. That's not the case anymore, as now the name Robin McKinley equals something I'd like to check out.

Deerskin is written in a matter which includes very few dialogues. Most of the story is told through a storyteller, who describes the surrounding, lore, and thoughts of our main characters. In fact, it takes about 170 pages, maybe even longer, until we meet a character for Lissar to speak to, and even then - Lissar is a woman of few words.

I expected this to really hinder my reading process, as the first time I tried this book, it did feel a bit oppressing. But this time around? I gulped it up, in one sitting, stopping pretty much only to eat. And when I reached the end of part one, I felt like the writing style was a smart choice.




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review 2013-09-30 02:57
Shadows by Robin McKinley

OH MY GOSH. This is one of the best fantasies ever! Do I sound like a teenager? That's how I felt when reading this superbly written story. McKinley created a wonderful alternate world where science and magic are at war. Her characters are beautifully drawn, funny, and full of personality. 


Don't miss this one!

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