23 January 2008

1. The White Mountains by John Christopher

A great recommendation by Mt Benson Report.

His is as good a review as I could write and I don't have much more to add. But I will say this, it took me a little bit longer than I expected to get through the book (though it is a fast read) because I just didn't really care until the last 50 pages or so.

I do feel for Will's struggle though, facing the same question we must all face at one time or another: do I strike out for what I think is right, or do I conform and sacrifice my Self?

I think the differences in our world are less stark, or, rather, the two moral positions aren't as far, or as fatal as I pretend they are, but for Will it's a question of life or death.

I recommend this book, too, and I look forward to reading the remainder of the trilogy. I have book three, but will have to look around a bit more for book two. And then I send them to Vancouver...


Lantzvillager said...

Sweet! I'm glad you liked it.

This is a book I would definitely give to my kids to read.

Olman Feelyus said...

It's been a long time since I read these books, but I think that it probably resonates right from the start for an adolescent reader more than for an adult. Perhaps that's why you didn't "care" so much until the last 50 pages. I'm psyched to read them as well.