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My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond
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Aug 08, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, kindle
Read from August 07 to 08, 2011

It was a quick read, both due to its length (the paperback has just 126 pages) and the brisk style. It is written in first person from the viewpoint of Lord Arkus, self-professed arch villain, recounting how he plots revenge for what occurs to him in the beginning of the book, and how his “sparkling misfortune” changes him. (I’ll say no more, for fear of giving away any spoilers.)

The e-book includes several illustrations by Alla Alekseyeva, who also did the cover. These are good quality black-and-white drawings which displayed quite well on my Kindle 3.

All in all this was a enjoyable way to spend a few hours (I am not a speed-reader). It is, perhaps, lacking the depth of world-building, imagery, or characterization I might want in a longer, more serious novel; but it succeeds admirably at its more modest goals of simply being an entertaining story that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

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