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The Way to Babylon (Different Kingdoms) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication Date : May 25, 2014
- File Size : 1259 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 352 pages
- Publisher : Solaris (May 25, 2014)
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00KKRBWXC
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,618 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Fantasy isn't really my thing, and I didn't like the macho stuff much (all the fighting monsters) but Paul Kearney writes beautifully and sets up very intriguing, original premises. This one has elements of autobiography I think. Recommended.
Somehow I felt disappointed... I felt disappointed because the story is so short... I mean the style is set as to present a world, but the world is presented hastily. I really liked the beginning. The first one hundred pages of the 400 the book has (=the first quarter) presented a world and the main character. Then an entire other world was crammed in the other 300 pages. I felt that the a good ratio would have been 1:12 at least instead of 1:3. I really, really liked the first one hundred pages and I felt the pace was excellent and the hero, his mind, his perceptions of reality and the world were formidably well presented.
In addition, more expressions give life to it: "a can [of beer] spat as X pulled the ring. 'Music' he said, and began pouring." There are some logical things overlooked (but very few of them). I remember one clearly: '[after a night of heavy drinking]...I simply locked the storeroom and left Y in there... let him out this morning and he made a mad dash for the toilet. Seems he had been crossing his legs and praying for hours.' There were the beer cans/bottles there still -> I would have simply filled one or two and avoided this torment. :)
The book is good but it could have been great if it was three times longer. Considering that it was written when the author was quite young, it is actually impressive. But the true feeling of diving into another world I felt with the two omnibus (Century of the Soldier and Ships from the West) centred around the life of Corve and the madness brought by the clashes of religious believes and magic). You need space to write well, that is true (look at George Martin's 'A Game of Thrones' or the never-ending story of Steve Erikson -Malazan book series-)
In short, 'the Way to Babylion' is a good book. It has some amazing parts and some ok parts. Four stars.