Apr. 12th, 2009

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Title: Fathom
Author: Cherie Priest / [livejournal.com profile] cmpriest
Published: New York: Tor, 2008
Rating: 3 of 5
Page Count: 380
Total Page Count: 72,270
Text Number: 211
Read For: interest in the author after reading four of her books, checked out from the library
Short review: Nia and her unstable cousin Bernice flee into the ocean, one to be captured by a water witch who wants to awaken the sleeping Leviathan and bring on the apocalypse, one to be rescued by a disgraced god who is not yet ready for the end of the world. With the broadest scope of Priest's novels, Fathom has the potential to be her best work yet—but for want of a protagonist, the novel flounders. Neither a fun read nor particularly meaningful, the book is a disappointment and I don't recommend it.

Long review. )

Review posted here on Amazon.com.

And for all that I love and respect these smaller publishers, I am getting so damn tired of typos in published novels. There were three that I remember in this one alone (a missing word, an it's/its error, a nonsensical line edit), and there's no excuse for that.

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