The Lemur

by Benjamin Black

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just the kind of thing I was in the mood for. Well written, plotful, good characters and not too long. Not too long is probably pushing the boundaries of definition actually, it’s a really short book. But that makes it better rather than seeming like a half arsed attempt at stretching a short story into novel. Like the author knew just exactly how much to put in to tell the story and didn’t add anything else just for the hell of it.

I don’t want to mention the plot at all - it didn’t go where I was expecting it to go but after finishing it I can’t imagine how I ever thought it was going anywhere else.

Oh, and really good, highly recommended. Future classic, quite possibly. And probably the only book I’ve ever read that mentions websites by name and it doesn’t feel like the author’s just trying to seem hip and trendy.

_ “Well,” Riley said, “let’s say I go way beyond Wikipedia.”_