Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Builders by Daniel Polansky
The Builders was another of my guts buys. It came up in my Kobo recs, I think and I was intrigued by the blurb and the price was right, so... I bought it. :) It's a novella and it's basically Brian Jacques Redwallesque except it's not suitable for youngsters. *LOL* Lots of violence and mayhem.
Now, one of my all-time favourite movies is The Magnificent Seven - the Yul Brynner version, of course - and as such, I'm drawn to books that feature a motley band of characters heading off on some kind of adventure or crusade or mission or whatever. And that's what we have here. It's a quick tale about a crew of not-so-noble animals heading off for what might be their final adventure.
And I liked it!
I liked Polansky's writing style and I enjoyed his character creations, even if I had to write down their names and what animals they were to keep them straight. Once I wrote them down, though, it fixed in my mind, so I'll just blame by advancing years for that. :)
Anyway, fun read and I'll be keeping Polansky's name in mind.