Saturday, January 25, 2003

Who Needs Tolkien

I'm not normally a science fiction / fantasy fan, but something got into me the other day while I was at the bookstore. I'd recently read about a new edition of Poul Anderson's The Broken Sword, but my interest was not piqued at all until I was roaming through Waterstones looking for a book about skin (that, however, is for another post). I read through the first two chapters and, wow, it's pretty damn good. Much darker than what I expected, given that I was expecting something very Tolkienesque. Might be worth a look if you're into Nordic mythology. For a good review, see here.