June 12, 2005
29. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
Would you believe this is the first time I've read this book? I think I read one or two of the Pern books way back when I was a kid, but I know I didn't read this one. I enjoyed it in a faintly nostalgic "god I would have adored this when I was eleven" type way. It was a good study in worldbuilding, as well. In addition to getting caught up in the story, I found myself analyzing the ways McCaffrey communicated facts about Pern to the reader--and in fact, I may end up referring to it again as I try to fix up my own worldbuilding.
The characters were largely likeable, if a little two-dimensional. I was a little bothered by the constant references to a character's body size and the character traits associated with it--but that's a quirk of mine, and for some weird reason, every single book I read this weekend did something similar.
Anyway, I may pick up one or two of the other books in the series, out of curiosity.Posted by Lisa at June 12, 2005 09:09 PM | 2005