Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reading Android Karenina

This isn't quite a book review, but I'm about 1/3 of the way through Android Karenina a ?co-written? book by Leo Tolstoy and Ben Winters.

The story is quite enjoyable, definitely a blend of steampunk and old Russia. As I read the story I'm continually thinking how the original event has been changed to fit in the steampunk world! I've never read Anna Karenina, but this book makes me interested.

I think that might be one of the goals of Quirk Books, the publishers of this and others (Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Pride and Prejuidice and Zombies). If they put a new spin on an old work it might cause some interest in the old work. I'm sure it offends purists and maybe english teachers, but I'm enjoying myself.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this tale of love, cheating and intrigue. I'm hooked!

More to come on this later, when I work my way through the tome.
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