Posted by panaura on December 11th, 2009
This week, I read Isis: A Tale of the Supernatural by Douglas Clegg, and The Blue Shoe by Roderick Townley. Both these books were entertaining reads, but neither is so memorable that you’d rank them in your list of favorite books.
I had a hard time deciding whether Isis: A Tale of the Supernatural was a story for kids or adults. It follows a young girl struggling with a disfunctional family. The book begs the question: what would you sacrifice to bring the dead back to life. There are deeper meanings behind the surface story that appeals to a more mature audience. But the book itself is short and the main character is a young girl. Perhaps this was the author’s intention: to target all ages.
The Blue Shoe by Robert Townley was a magical story about a quaint little village, a humble shoemaker and a young thief with good intentions. After stealing a small stone from the beloved Blue Shoe to rescue a girl in trouble, Hap is exiled to Mount Xexnax. But that’s not so bad, especially since his father is somewhere on the mountain too. Now is Hap’s chance to rescue his father. But under the ruthless rule of Mr. Slag, a rescue mission may be a little harder than he anticipated.