I’ve finished 3 books in 4 days. Interesting. Anyways: I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect with this. It’s a sci-fi work by Mike Resnick – this is the first work of his I’ve read. I got this for a buck along with 10 other books at a library sale, and considering that, it was worth it.
Pretty much, it’s about Xavier Lennox, who discovers worlds and cultures far different than those of humankind. This was a fun read, somewhat short, and probably should have been shorter, or in a collection of short stories, which it effectively is. I found the beginning half the most enjoyable, and the rest a different work, best put as interesting. It felt a lot like pulp sci-fi, and so it was a good read to kill a bit of time. It was fun; I can understand why it stopped in each section and why, though leaves a bit to be desired.
It shows Lennox’s attitudes change as he encounters more cultures, but it’s so contrary to his beginning personality that the main character’s impression gets muddled. And he talks less, thus making him difficult to fully understand, though that may be the point. It was fun, for a 2 or 3 hour read, total. 3/5, for the sci-fi crowd. It’s not bad, not by a long-shot. Just likable.
236 words I could have used in a novel.