Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle

As soon as I lifted Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle from the box, I knew I was in for a treat. Even if I never opened the book. I loved the cover. It looked like a cross between Lemony Snicket's books and Mary Engelbreit's artwork. And the back cover warning - "Don't Fall In" - brought my mind directly to Mary's quote, "Books fall open - You fall in" But I took the chance anyway.

R. K. Mortenson dropped me directly into Landon's life, with his two younger sisters and perchant for reasons. I enjoyed following Landon's zany adventures, but I especially liked the depth of character Mortenson brought to his characters. The blatant theme seems overdone, as if the plot is merely a device to aid Landon's understanding. But in all, this is a charming, well-done novel by a first-time author. Bravo!


M. C. Pearson said...

Hello from another blog alliance member. My son, age 10, loved the book. So, I guess R. K. did what he set out to do! God Bless.

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