A new review of Lost in Translation…

…by Kent Pollard is up at the McNally-Robinson Booksellers site.

Here’s the central paragraph:

Strong characters and well designed aliens serve to make (Edward Willett’s) first adult novel a success. The S’sinn of Lost in Translation are believable and comprehensible, while providing a welcome change from humans in monster suits. The characters are focussed and believable, the setting is colourful and the action is interesting.

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    • Edward Willett on October 30, 2006 at 5:21 am
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    Cool! I’ll be interested to hear what they think.And I’m glad my old Grade 13 writing class buddy likes the book, too…


    Thank you very much! Yes, I assume the S’sinn on the cover of the hardcover is supposed to be Jarrikk. Doesn’t really matter; it’s way too cute. The S’sinn on the cover of the paperback is scary, as he should be.

    • Ian H. on October 29, 2006 at 9:13 pm
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    Congrats on the good review! I just finished Lost In Translation myself and found the same things – convincing portrayal of otherness. Well written!

    Incidentally, I totally agree with the sentiment that the jacket illustration of the hardcover missed the mark. The S’sinn (who I assume is Jarrikk) doesn’t look remotely like the substance of a young girl’s ongoing nightmare. I haven’t seen the paperback cover except as a thumbnail, but it looks much better.

    • scrawney on October 29, 2006 at 7:06 am
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    I agree absolutely! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Ed. It is now being passed along to a couple of friends who also appreciate good SF. I’m choosing to let them read the book and comment on it before they know your a firend of mine. I want to gauge their genuine reactions which I value because we share books and movies together. I expect a good reaction but I’ll have to wait for it.


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