Bones of the Moon (Answered Prayers #1)
This is a wonderful, touching and very unusual fantasy. I got all misty-eyed by the end. Everyone should have a friend like Eliot.
William Browning Spencer's Zod Wallop is the book that Bone ...more
Happily married new mother Cullen James begins to have vivid serial dreams about a land called Rondua which she explores with a hat-wearing dog called Mr. Tracey and a young boy named Pepsi. Soon, dreams and reality begin to intersect and overlap in disturbing ways.
An interesting, unusual fantasy.
All vagueness I know, but I just don't want to get into plot review. Some random asides: the characters names are so marvelous ...more
I wanted to like this book more than I did, and the initial reviews and comments made me quite excited. I think I was not quite sure what I was getting into and at times I feel like the book does quite know what it is either.
Cullen James is a beautiful, smart woman who had an abortion when she was younger, has moved on to marry a great guy and eventually land in New York after a brief time in Europe. Her marriage is strong and realistic. Cullen and her husb ...more
Primo episodio del "sestetto delle preghiere esaudite", nel quale viene presentato il personaggio di Weber Gregston (presente negli altri libri della serie).
Come libro di apertura si presenta ancora come poco maturo, con uno stile semplice, una narrazione fin troppo liscia, oserei dire pure ingenua. E' per questo motivo che non gli do il voto massimo; più che altro, sarebbe ingius
With Bones of the Moon, however, I never really connected with his protagonist, Cullen James, or her friends and family. While they had interesting backgrounds, they simply didn't feel real to me. Because of this, and what I consider awkward dialogue, I couldn't fully immerse myself i ...more
Cullen James doesn't seem so different from other young women around her in New York City, but in her dr ...more
The first third of the book has very little to do with the fantastic, being a delicately weaved and often funny love s ...more
this book is, for me (very subjective opinion coming!), a bit like the puppy you thoroughly adore but which willnot stop peeing on the rug. the parts in the real world are charming and sweet, for the most part; the parts in the dream world (Rondua) are--well, like dreams. vivid, disconnected, not amenable to interpretation.
i am not a fan of extensive dream-stuff in a novel; unless a dream serves to push th ...more
We’ve all woken up, confused and disoriented, believing that that what just occurred in our heads was real. I often feel the same way when pulling my eyes out of a book. That’s why it was sort of strange reading a n ...more
Read part one last night and was not at all impressed by the writer's skill(s). I haven't reached the fantasy stuff yet and it's a short book so I'll probably read all of it, but...
- The dialogue/narration is far too - cutesy, stilted, sugary and boring. Like an earnest effort by a committed but minimally talented English major at age 19. Cullen and Danny converse like two square 4H youngsters from the fift ...more
This is my first book of this author and it makes me want to read other books of his. I like this kind ...more