The Old Man and the Princess by Sean-Paul Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to the author for a copy of this book!
I have to admit that I avoided the blurb on this one, and now that I've read the book I'm kinda glad that I did. I actually preferred going into this one blind and the results were quite satisfying.
The writing is quick and like all the best thrillers it moves along with some really great pace.
So what kind of book is this?
That's the real question, isn't it? I mean, it feels like a thriller, it smells like a thriller, and with all the great Irish and Scottish bits flying around the page, I have to admit I like this Old Man and the street-smart orphan he names the Princess after he "kidnaps" her.
Just what is going on here?
If you like books that mess with our heads as to whether this is a rather traditional SF tale about a Princess from Mars being spirited away before bounty hunters take her first, all the while feeling like we're on a really creepy kidnapping ride with a lot of seriously unanswered questions, (at least at first,) then I'm pretty certain you guys will love this.
I can easily call this a classic of psychological thrillers or a very-well-grounded SF adventure/mystery. Pick and choose. You'll still have your surprise at the end and I'm not gonna spoil it.
Besides, the writing it quite delicious and full of wry humor! :) Pure meat and potatoes for any good tale. :)
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