Review for Dissolution by Lee S. Hawke
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for a fair and balanced review.
The short version: Inventive and interesting dystopian setting, good story. Description sometimes a bit confusing, but plot makes up for it. Payoff is surprisingly thought provoking. And sweet glory hallelujah it’s a YA novel without a love triangle. You should read it just for that.
Traveling a bit for job fair, and started writing a new short story on the train – I’ll post it soon!
The piece is inspired in part by two Neil Gaiman books – Good Omens and American Gods.
Still working my way through American Gods, but I listened to Good Omens in audiobook form and was highly entertained. Gaiman actually cowrote the book with Terry Prachett, and their off-the-wall writing styles mesh beautifully, resulting in a quirky, enthralling and very amusing tale about an angel and a demon working together to stop the end of the world, ’cause Earth’s really rather a nice place on the whole, and it’s hard to get a good drink in either heaven or hell. It twists and turns in unexpected ways while keeping the same sense of humor throughout. Five stars!
Another recommendation of a different sort: if ever you are traveling Chicago and need an inexpensive place to stay the night, try Hosteling International Chicago. When I reserved a space at a hostel, I was expecting a little place, maybe a converted condo or something, but this place is really, REALLY nice! Well-furnished kitchens, comfy beds, a mini theater, laundry, free wi-fi – it’s just REALLY NICE! I have to share a room with about a half-dozen other people, but it’s still pretty good, and those wishing to pay a bit more can get a private room. In a nutshell, this place is like having a dorm room connected to the facilities of a hotel. Except the beds are comfier than the ones in my dorm…
I’ll see what the included breakfast is like tomorrow!