Aug 4, 2011 8:10 AM
This is pretty much a book that you will really like, or really not. Neither in real life nor online have we run across anyone who thought The Sun, the Moon, & the Stars ($14) was "okay" - they either love it for being engaging and weird or hate it for being rambling and egocentric. For what it's worth, we love it. It's narrated by struggling painter (of pictures, not walls) Greg Kovacs, who switches regularly between telling us what he's up to in his real life, telling us what he's thinking about, and telling us the Hungarian folk tale referenced by the title. He does ramble. And he is egocentric. But he's also interesting - the characters around him, even more so. Note that this is almost entirely unlike any of Steven Brust's other books, which tend towards fun swashbuckling adventure fantasies.