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review 2017-04-24 08:00
The Stravinski Intrigue
The Stravinsky Intrigue (Fugue & Fable) - Darin Kennedy

I read The Mussorgski Riddle some time ago, and I enjoyed its unique style and story, so I was looking forward to The Stravinsky Intrigue although I had to admit that the details from the first book had become a bit fuzzy and I'm not really acquainted with the ballets from Stravinsky that play a major role in this book.

At times I was a little bit disappointed with The Stravinsky Intrigue. While the story resembled The Mussorgski Riddle, there were some things that annoyed me (that I don't recall from the first book). There are many coincidences, and Mira jumps into danger at almost any possibility. The rest of the time she's defending her psychic-ship in a condescending manner which I disliked. Also, the story seemed rather finished at the ending, but since I know there's a third novel coming, probably everything will be resolved (taking any suspense there was about the main characters).

What I did like, as in the first novel, was all the music. It is a nice introduction to the music, and I would certainly recommend to listen to it while reading. I enjoyed that a lot. The story is also moving forward rather quickly, and there's a mystery to be solved (before it's too late).

Not as good as the first one, but I'm still curious as to how it's going to end.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2017-01-16 13:59
What is the Truth? Ted Hughes
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes A bunch of people speak (in verse) to God and his son about animals. These people (all rural folk) are asleep at the time and so probably don't remember the experience upon waking. None of these folk, however, manage to speak the fundamental Truth about the animals that God wants his son to learn - so he has to explain it himself in the end. Those villagers might not have known, but various others from different cultures around the world seem aware of it! The poems here, being aimed at children, are not difficult but they do as a whole show the hallmarks of their author and I think the book might be a good way to enthuse kids about modern poetry.
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text 2017-01-12 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 66 out of 128 pages.
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes

Lots of views on lots of animals, but I still don't have any clue What is the Truth!

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text 2017-01-09 09:22
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 128 pages.
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes

God takes his son to visit Earth in order to explain What is the Truth? The story links a long series of animal poems aimed at young readers. It's not clear what the philosophical point is, yet.

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review 2017-01-03 12:20
Jacob's Hands
Jacob's Hands: A Fable - Aldous Huxley,Christopher Isherwood,Laura Archera Huxley

Deceivingly simple. Loved it! Simple and at the same time multiple layers that deal with ethical questions, faith, sense of self (and) love. Gorgeous.

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