June 15, 2003

Jane St. Clair, Always Hungry

Jane St. Clair is always technically competent, but her takes on the characters tend to be so orthogonal to mine as to leave me bewildered and shut out of her stories. Not so with this one. Pyro is a tricky character to write--a fairly ordinary, not especially bright, sullen seventeen-year-old going through earthshattering changes. It's not easy to convey the subterranean upheavals he must be experiencing, but Jane does it convincingly here.

Posted by Sarah T. at June 15, 2003 09:28 PM
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