Feb 07, 10
Read in February, 2010
The breadth of Card's writing continues to amaze me. This is the guy who wrote the Ender's Game books (loved them), the Alvin Maker books (waste of my time) and a couple about Old Testament Biblical women. This one is about Mack, a changeling child in an African-American neighborhood who collects people's deepest wishes and can visit a magical house that no one else can see.
The first half of the book was fairly dark, and I personally don't enjoy that so much. But then Mack begins to make sense of the strange factors in his life with the help of William Shakespeare's plays. And the reader's journey takes off in a fascinating series of twists. It was different, and that was good.
Not the sort of outstanding work that I would want to read again and again, but I enjoyed it.