Maybe it's just been a while since I've read an in-depth review of the book (And by "a while" I mean a couple weeks.) but this one seems different. It's more.... articulate. Not that my other reviews have been composed of grunts and spitting, but this one seemed... I dunno... extra articulate.
Looking at it again, though. I don't think that's where the difference is. Maybe this reviewer was thoughtful in a different way. She spends a fair amount of time musing about why the book works, the nature of fantasy, what makes an epic. Stuff like that. It's not a rambly soapbox though, it all relates to her discussion of the book.
Anyway, I think it's a lovely review, above and beyond the fact that she's very flattering about the book.
She also compares me to Dickens. Which I'm still how sure how I feel about. I'm pretty sure she meant it as a complement, though. So I'll take it that way.
For those of you who'd like to read the whole thing, you can find it HERE.
There's also a place for comments below the actual review. I was going to leave one for her, mentioning how much I liked the review, but then I couldn't decide if it was weird to post a comment on my own review. Plus I didn't want to look like an ass-kisser.
Gech. I'm rambling. I've got to go get some sleep.
posted by Pat at 7:32 AM