Monday, January 28, 2008
Short Book Reviews
The Stealer of Souls by Micheal Moorcock - I've been interested in sampling Moorcock's Elric fiction for some time. Unsure of where to begin, as the shear volume of Moorcock's prodigious writing is quiet intimidating, I decided to start at the beginning with this short story collection. I'm not much of a fan of short stories, and honestly was not expecting much from this old fashioned sword and sorcery book of the 1960s, but I found this book surprisingly readable and enjoyable. It's got one foot firmly in the pulps of yesteryear and one foot treading on timelessness. It reads as fresh today as it must have in 1963, and that's no mean feat. A nice-looking new edition with added content is out next month. Recommended!