Friday, November 9, 2018

What I'm Reading - Vasily the Beautiful by Angel Martinez

Sorry about my recent absence, but I hope my lack of computer time will be more than worth it when Suspicion (Diversion 5) publishes. I've got my fingers crossed for late November or early December.

Until then, I'd like to share a book with you that I found fascinating.

Now, before reading this book I had never heard the fairy tale Vasilia the Beautiful, but wondered if there was some symbolism in  the white, red, and black-clad bikers.

There was.

After reading, and listening to, mostly comedies from this author, Vassily the Beautiful was a bit of a departure, much, much more serious than anti-grav cows and space demons, or cats in boots. However, the story grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go. 

I'll admit that the beginning had me worrying how dark it would go, and could I take it (I had my heart totally broken) but then the story turned around and victim became victor. 

Angel Martinez is one of my favorite authors, and books like this one, and all the others I've read of hers, explain why. Well thought out, unique, and riveting. 

And if you ever get the opportunity to meet her in person at conventions, you'll come to love her and her work all the more. 

Now, back to the book. 

What an odd choice, to redo an old classic fairy tale and set in in a sci-fi world, but it works. It really works. As did the characters for their HEA, or at least HFN.

I have just one burning question:

What really happened to Vasily's father? 

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