Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chanur's Venture by C.J. Cherryh

Chanur's Venture is the sequel to Cherryh's popular The Pride of Chanur, and continues the spare opera of the lionine hani in a future confederacy of alien races bound by trade.

As with the first novel, I enjoyed the story in Chanur's Venture but struggled with Cherryh's prose style. I won't repeat the points I raised about Cherryh's writing that I made in my capsule review of The Pride of Chanur, but, suffice it to say, in the end, I was only able to gleam all the text's hazy plot points after I skipped ahead to the next novel in the series and read the synopsis of what had gone before.

No comments:

Post a Comment