30 December 2002

Reads & Listens, December 2002


Firebird by Kathy Tyers
Apparently, the edition I read is a rewrite of the original novel from the 80s. I have a feeling I would have preferred the original which is purported to be less spiritual and romantic. Mostly, I found this to be a frustrating novel. Specific cultural issues kept coming up again and again until I wanted to scream while other very interesting issues were only hinted at. Character development wasn't what it could been, either. I understand this was her first novel, but it's also a rewrite and, generally, when you do a rewrite you improve on the original.

Fusion Bird by Kathy Tyers
Yes, after all that bitching, I went and read the sequel to Fire Bird . Why? Why? Why? I am not reading Crown of Fire.