Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Werthead, Jun 6, 2008.
I agree that Lord of Light is a very clever, fresh novel. As of this book and the first Amber book, I am a big fan of Zelazny. That said, I think I have some comments on his writing (at least, if I can remember correctly. It has been a while.).
At the first few pages of Lord of Light, I had to reread the sentences. I found it a bit hard to get into his writing style, but after that I had no further problems.
One other thing I also experienced with the Amber novels is that Zelazny tries to put a lot of ideas in one novel; too much perhaps, to the point of losing cohesion. At the end of Lord of Light, during the final battle, I felt there were too many ins and outs to this story. Some characters and creatures were dragged into it, accompanied by too little background information.
But other than that: read it! Its a great story!
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