|Submitted by Stefanie |
(Jun 04, 2005)
Maia is fun for all ages...well, perhaps not. Maia does get rather racey in parts but nothing worse than the PG13 movies nowadays.
I fell in love with this book when I first read it when I was 13. After I finished with the library's copy I begged my parents for my own copy. Occassionally I pick it up and read from a random point to see how my perception has changed about it since I last read it.
This is definately a book you can read time and time again. I get something different from the book each time I pick it up. Of course that may be contributed to the fact that I am barely an adult and life is still shaping me. I highly recommend it to anyone who is not afraid of a large book. It gets burdensome carrying it around class to class, but it's worth it. The characters are refreshing, the setting not completely unbelievable, and the plot is amazing.
Adams manages to make everything seem incredibly simple and complex at the same time. If you are reading it just for a quick bit of entertainment, as I generally do, it can seem super simple and sweet. The romance is tasteful and completely believable. It is not a "I just met you! I love you! I want your babies!!" type of romance. However, if you allow yourself to be completely sucked into the world of Bekla, your mind will whirl with the complexity of the plot. Just the politics itself amazing. I can never keep it straight.
Adams is a great author. I am amazed that he managed to write this incredible book that appeals to all ages (remember, I first read Maia when I was 13).
Of course, you cannot summarize an 1000+ book in a few paragraphs. It just doesn't happen. You cannot fully appreciate Maia without picking it up and dedicating yourself to it's world yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Go borrow a copy or buy one! Go on now!!