Friday, October 28, 2011

Briefly Noted

Sometimes after I read a book I find that I just don't have much to say about. That's what happened to me with Bobbie Ann Mason's An Atomic Romance. So I'll just give you the bullet points.

What I Liked:
 - Main character Reed Futrell and his feisty mother
 - The Atomic half – Futrell works at a uranium enrichment plant, and Mason does a creditable job of laying out why an intelligent man might end up there.
- Mason's sense of humor, especially with her quirky, complex minor characters

What I Didn't Like:
- The pace is awfully slow
- The Romance half – Futrell's on again/off again relationship with microbiologist Julia Jensen seems added on just to create some tension

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