Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dancing With A Stranger In The Land Of Nod, by Will McIntosh

Find this book
(SF) Following a plague that paralyzed most of the population, Teale takes her family out of what's left of Denver to find a better place to care for them. (4,500 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Dancing With A Stranger In The Land Of Nod," by (edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey), appeared in The End Has Come (RSR review), published on by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: Teale's love for her family is heartbreaking. The story starts with her trying to do the right thing for them, gets more tense as she increasingly thinks the right thing would be to let them die, climaxes when she realizes that one of her sons still enjoys life to some degree, and concludes with her leaving for a new destination with new resolution.

Con: We're not really convinced that her family are better off alive. Teale seems to be in deep denial from start to end. Gill really offered her the best option, and her turning it down look foolish, not heroic.

Other Reviews: Search Web,

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)