It didn ’ t anythin like fantasy anyhow, this New Avalon place.
In any thing, it was inspiring to read about it—not only because of what was original ( fairies), but also because certain aspects of their society are blatantly ( or subtly, depending on how you view it ...) parallel to existent ones of nowadays.
Thi was downright useful because, as Leila of bookshelves of doom noted, Steffi “ allows for more explanation of How Things Work in New Avalon [ and ] also allows the reader to et a bit of a picture about [ how ] it is viewed from the outside ” through his social criticisms.The fairies were also a nice touch.
I kno at one point one of the haracters was described as “ agnostic ” about their existence, which made me think of fairies as something higher than just luck-induced.But, all of this brought on this novel ’ s shortcomings.The first half introduced all of tha, which is why I ha so excited—a story that ’ s fun to read but also carries a powerful thought-provoking undercurrents?
I sai, Now see, that ’ s how it ’ s done .... and then broke the second half, which moved the plot forward but left any meaning this novel had behind.I have no idea what the conclusion Steffi ’ s hing was.
While momentarily interesting to ead about, I ’ m left wondering, if nada came out of it, what was the point?
The ideas introduced by characters who don ’ t elieve in fairies in the second place were left untouched.
Absolutely nothing happened other than Charlie ending up with a better fairy than she started out with, without losing sleep over it.
( How do you pronounce that anyway??) I don ’ t eel like it as a waste of time to ead this like I shoul ’ ve with any other novel with so many plot holes, but it till left me largely exasperated.
Unless there ’ s sequel in the works, I don ’ t nderstand how ... like, what—I just don ’ t understand.So if you wan read it, focus on the itty nature of the language ( shrug off any weird slang—there are some clever terms, but bot of them are very ...), but don ’ t sa too much about it.
I definitel don ’ t believe how I thin about the res of his ook.