|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Untagged » The Wreck of the River of Stars

The Wreck of the River of Stars

1 rating: 5.0
A product

In his excellent novelThe Wreck of The River of Stars, Michael Flynn looks back on the romantic Age of Sail: the second, high-tech Age of Sail, when spaceships with vast magnetic sails rode the solar winds across the immense ocean of space, and the greatest … see full wiki

1 review about The Wreck of the River of Stars

Unlike many of Flynn's novels . . .

  • Feb 21, 2012
  • by
Rating:
+5
. . . reviewers seemed to either love this one or hate it.

I'm one of the ones who loved it. (And my uncle, who introduced me to Flynn, didn't care for this one at all!)

Imagine a ship -- long past her heydey -- crewed with a group of misfits and rejects, brought together by a sympathetic, compassionate, yet utterly lacking in judgement captain -- who dies in the first chapter.

Imagine a tragedy befalling that ship and the dysfunctional crew struggling to save her.

This one story in which the ending is proclaimed by the title -- but the struggle of that ending is a struggle full of passion and pathos.

Not everyone cared for this book. I suspect I'll come back to it often.

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
0
Thought-Provoking
0
Fun to Read
0
Well-Organized
0
Post a Comment
What's your opinion on The Wreck of the River of Stars?
rate
1 rating: +5.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Photos
The Wreck of the River of Stars
Details
First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists