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.

Permanent link to this article: https://edwardwillett.com/2006/10/a-new-review-of-lost-in-translation/


    • Edward Willett on October 30, 2006 at 5:21 am
    • Reply


    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
    • Reply

    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
    • Reply

    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.


Leave a Reply to scrawney Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Easy AdSense Pro by Unreal