The Scar

1/20/13 – Started reading “The Scar” by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko.  The jacket copy says,

“Stylistically reminiscent of Robin Hobb [who is one of my absolute favorite authors], and with a haunting and ominous imagination similar to Michael Moorcock [another one of my favorite authors]‘s, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten.”

“Rich, vivid, tactile prose, with a solid yet unpredictable plot – and an extraordinary depth and intensity of character reminiscent of the finest Russian literature.”

Sounds like my kind of book!

1/24/13 – and I finished this book last night.  A very good book – I love the way it is written; the language is wonderful.  Here’s a sample that I liked:

“Cowards were disgusting and despicable.  More than once, Egert had observed others being cowards; he had seen the outward signs of their fear: pallor, uncertainty, trembling knees.  He now knew how his own cowardice looked.  Fear was a monstrosity, worthless and insignificant when viewed from the outside, but when seen from within, it was an executioner, a tormentor of irresistible power.”

 

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