September 3, 2008

Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

The plot is good. The characters are wonderful. But the language is what really makes this book stand out. The characters speak a dialect that's entirely understandable and rings true, while also distinctively reflecting a postapocalyptic Earth with vampires and demons and magic and such. It's also a book in which it seems entirely natural for a dessert to be named "Sunshine's Eschatology."

I borrowed this from a friend, but I'll definitely need a copy of my own.

Posted by Shmuel at 9:32 PM