August 30, 2010

Review: The Cat in the Cradle

The Cat in the CradleThe Cat in the Cradle by Jay Bell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While obviously a first novel that needed extra editing and proofreading (and professional type design), this fantasy book gets an additional star for having a gay main character. The writing starts off awkward and stilted, but gains confidence as the book progresses. The modern slang of some of the characters seems anachronistic at first, but eventually charms through consistency. While some POV jumps mar the plotting a bit, the story is strong enough, with twists and turns to keep it engrossing. The magic is well-described throughout.

1 comment:

Paul Magrs said...

I'm so glad to see your blog updated! And with book reviews and recommendations! Bliss!