Post by AdrinaAlder on Dec 15, 2008 23:20:43 GMT -5
I liked Silence loads, a twisty scifi story with decent action and like most Stanek stories one you gotta read more than once. I loved the subtext about the death of language and culture and how it related to our own world. Not enough people understand what's going on with this in our world and RS clearly does. I wish he'd've added a forward or something on this. Or would this be like an afterward or somethig?
Post by Shire Hobbit on Jan 1, 2009 0:12:47 GMT -5
An epic tragedy and the way the story spins on itself is magical. The death of language and culture as the underlying theme makes the story all the more powerful. RS always surprises me that he is able to use an economy of words so well. Not many writers can.
"Silence" blew my mind. I never expected how it ended. Stories like that are why Stanek is so good. One of my professors might adopt the story to spark disucssion about the impact of how loss of language and culture affect society. The message is powerful.