Monday, February 25, 2008
Short Book Reviews
A Fate Worse Than Dragons by John Moore - This novel was billed as a fairy tale parody. It's not a parody, it's a uninspired situation comedy. It's mostly good natured, yet I found it to be subtlety offensive when it relied on tired gay stereotypes from 100 years ago. If this novel had made jokes out of another minority stereotype (for example African-Americans, Jews or Asians) it would have never seen print. I think it would be fun to read a parody of Erikson's Malazan Books of the Fallen or Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice or even Robert Jordan or Terry Goodkind. There's plenty of current fantasy that could be a ripe field for humorous material. Unfortunately this writer totally misses the boat. Pretty lame and it Stinks!