Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A-Z Wednesday - O


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Go to your stack of books and find an author whose first or last name starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link (Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.)
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This week's letter is: "O"

The Inferior by Peadar Ó Guilín



Summary from Amazon:
In this epic story of survival, betrayal, and community, the fittest humans are prized as hunters and for taking care of the Tribe, while those with a number of marks on their Tally sticks, or otherwise deemed useless, are traded for food with other tribes in the region. Stopmouth, a "savage" human with a stutter, is healed by a strange visitor from the Roof following a hunting accident. He and Indrani develop a bond that is scorned by the rest of the Tribe, but is one that will see them through some challenging times as they set out on a journey to try to return Indrani to whence she came. This well-paced fantasy/science fiction blend perfectly introduces community conflict at a base level. Stopmouth and his brother are constantly at odds over their roles in the family and their individual ambition. Power and influence are accepted and controlled in very different ways by these main characters and, from the very first chapters, readers can see that lies and deceit are strong forces on the characters.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting story! Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/11/z-wednesday-letter-o.html

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  2. Alot of SF/fantasy today! Great choice.

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  3. Now this sounds like one I would really enjoy. Thanks for posting!

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