Monday, March 29, 2010
Red Sails got four stars!
I really love this book. It was a little bit like Dracula meets the Pirates of the Caribbean, with some werewolves thrown in for fun. What I really enjoyed, however--forgive me while I begin sounding like the English major that I was--is Edward Erdelac's use of language. It's a genuine sea story, with a rhythm and texture that reminded me of Melville (only less dense and more modern. I kept thinking of Billy Budd.
Before I make you run in the other direction (Melville! Ack! High school flashbacks...run awaaaaay!) here's what Cheryl at Manic Readers wrote:
Red Sails by Edward M. Erdelac is a must read. Wow at only 47 pages, this story reads like a full length novel. It started out strong and ended on a high note....this story would make a good movie...It was kind of like Lord of the Flies meets Pirates of the Caribbean. Sampari, Jan and Timoteo were fully developed characters. I look forward to seeing what Mr. Erdelac comes out with next.
You can buy Red Sails here: Lyrical Press