Thursday, November 19, 2009

Book Review of the Day - C.L. Anderson

Just finished BITTER ANGELS by C.L. Anderson, and I enjoyed it. There's a woman in black holding a gun on the cover. Of course I enjoyed it.

No deviation from my norm here. This was kick-butt, female protagonist science fiction. My favorite thing. One minor difference, though. The main character was older and had children, which added an interesting depth to her. The only other older woman main character I can recall liking so much would be the one from Elizabeth Moon's HAMMERED trilogy.

I also really liked the relationships between the main character and her subordinates. I had several moments where my heart wrenched for her, and them, based only upon her responses to their pain. I love it when a novel evokes a physical reaction from me. It's rare. I'm a pretty even-keeled kind of person. For writing to get to me emotionally, that's very impressive.

Beyond the characters, BITTER ANGELS is full of great action, suspense, and a surprise ending. It seems clear that a sequel is intended. I look forward to reading it.

9 comments:

nathalia said...

Mrs.iriarte aren't you ever going to try reading other books that are not sci-fi you should really try it maybe you would be inspired more

Joe Iriarte said...

How do you know she hasn't read lots of books that aren't sci-fi? She's got a bachelor's and a master's degree in literature . . . I think it's safe to say she's read pretty widely.

holly said...

cool mrs iriarte! it sounds like a pretty good book...

johan seminario said...

I Gotta say, im really happy that Iriarte got the agent, when thaat book of her's is published, i'll be the first ones to get it.

Nathlia said...

It is very different when you say that it is hard to get you to be emotional and it just really confused me but at the same time it was like you say in the story that you wrote about this........rare

Andy said...

This is some what like your book

Luis said...

Well,just by your description I can tell it's the perfect book for you! :)

Anonymous said...

I am very happy for you mrs.Iriarte this sounds like a really good and interesting book

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a interesting book. Something you would like of course.
But of course your the 1st sci-fi book i will get when you get published!