Monday, January 23, 2006
The Manticore's Secret
"The Simoqin Prophecies" was more of a witty and deliberate spoof of a gazillion other SFF works. In Manticore, Samit Basu finds his own ground as a writer, venturing out with bold new twists and turns in the plot. But the undercurrent of humour and mild sarcasm are intact, and the book never takes itself quite seriously. An absolutely delightful sequel.