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K-PAX The Trilogy by Gene Brewer
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Mar 03, 11

bookshelves: sci-fi

You've probably seen this movie starring Kevin Spacey (appropriate), Jeff Bridges and Mary McCormack. It was a decent enough movie, a heart-warming tale of what possibly lays the cold unknown darkness of space.

Okay, now go to the store and buy the book. You'll have a much better appreciate of what Brewer was trying to say through his trilogy of books involving K-Pax. (Don't be put off that it's a trilogy; it's only about 630 pages total...and it read quickly.)

Probably the most impressive aspect of this story was how Brewer gave this reader an unreliable character/alien that made me believe. I believed in prot's story. I felt his sadness for not being with his other K-Paxians. I experienced the loneliness and depression and excitement prot felt while living amongst us earthlings. Through Brewer's amazing world-building, I felt like I had seen K-Pax before. Perhaps I had in some daydream...that's the point. K-Pax is relatable. Yes, this review is sappy, a bit sentimental, and to that I add: Who doesn't want to dream of a better world?

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Cecily "go to the store and buy the book"

Indeed. But don't bother with the two sequels, which manage to muddle things up and simultaneously reduce the mystery.

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