Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow
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Quick (I hope) post before bed

Two days of school left before Christmas break. And I'll call it Christmas break, not winter break, school district. Just try to stop me. Phhff.

I have a meeting with my mentor and the principal tomorrow morning, a regularly scheduled type of thing so we can all be on the same page as to how incompetent she finds me. Should have a lovely post on that when I get home.

I just finished book #58, In His Image by James BeauSeigneur. I picked it up from Amazon because I was unimpressed with the writing of the first Left Behind book, but the subject matter is really interesting. Some of the comments at Amazon pointed to BeauSeigneur's (what a name!) Christ Clone Trilogy as a slightly differently but vastly improved take on a similar scenario. Well, it's better, but it's still not great. The prose isn't quite as clunky - think Bigfoot, rather than Godzilla - but IHI jumps around in time like crazy, always weeks or months or years between chapters and so it always takes a moment to reacclimate to what's going on in the story. It also suffers from an overwhelming amount of telling rather than showing. Now, I don't believe that telling is always a bad thing, but too often the chapters read like the minutes of a UN meeting, or a history lesson, rather than an actual story. It's a novel, but there's an amazingly small amount of action, and by the time I got to the end I was kind of relieved rather than looking forward to the next book. Which is kind of sad, but... eh.

Right now I'm reading Koontz's' latest, The Darkest Evening of the Year, which I kind of had a jump start on because the first three chapters were posted to the website. Then will be McKinley's The Hero and the Crown, and that should take me up to Christmas, and hopefully I will get some new books as presents :)

Two school days left...
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