If you were like me, don't stop reading! Press on! The second half of the book is incredibly delightful, Sophie becomes so much more developed than expected (in the first half I feared she wa...more
1. A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
2. A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation.
From the very beginning (S)mythology would like you to know that it believes itself to be a fairy tale. To make sure that we know that, it even starts of as all good fairy tales do, for it would be "sacrilege" not to do so, it starts off with "Once upon a time..." and, so that's how I shall begin my review.
Once upon a time there was a girl who did...more
Received, hope to start soon. 5/10/11
Started last night. 5/16/11
Sophie was abandoned on a doorstep with a note that said "Her name is Sophie, Don't look at her." She was cursed as a baby that anyone that would fall in love with her would instantly become a marble statue. The story is about how at age 21 she is forced out into the world and how she fights for Love.
I wasn't aware that it would be such a love story. I also wasn't aware it wo...more
In an attempt to provide you with reading enjoyment and/or amusement, we've begun a weekly serialization of the entirety of the novel, (S)mythology, complete with author's annotations."
And, so began my acquaintance with (S)MYTHOLOGY. It wasn't exactly a chapter a week, more like a chapter whenever they remembered to send it. I eagerly awaited the arrival of the first seven or so chapters to my inbox before I lost all patience and requested a copy of the book from my local library...more
Taking from the classic stories about Gods and Goddesses...more
Note to potential borrowers: This is an iBook read on my iPad, tried as an experiment. So I'm not sure how I would lend it out. (Thumb down #1). As for the experience of reading ... it was nice for hands free reading while...more
I am excited waiting the release so I can continue reading this marvelous story.
But this was a case of judging a book by its cover and then being somewhat disappointed.
It's not a bad book but it wasn't what I was hoping it would be. Whatever that means.
Well done Mr. Tarr.
While geared toward adolescents or pre-teens this book can be enjoyed by anyone with a sense of wonder or those who whole heartedly embrace the empowering attributes of being young-at-heart...