Sunday, June 3, 2012

Alma [Hebrew]

By Roni Eshkol

I feel ambivalent about this book. Maybe it's because I am not used to fantasy books, certainly not Hebrew ones. On the one hand, it was a bit annoying: the weird word endings, the weird names of creatures that are similar to known creatures, but are not the same, and the black and white in which everything seems to be drawn. On the other hand, once you get used to all of this, it's quite fascinating. I found myself drawn to reading it. The ending seemed a bit like a telenovela ending, but I should not give it away. [463 pp.]

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