Friday, May 13, 2011
Strange Horizons Reviews, May 9-13
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro kicks off this week's reviews with his take on Paul Haines's collection Slice of Life, to which his reaction is a mixture of admiration and reticence towards Haines's use of outrageous, provocative plot elements. On Wednesday, Michael H. Payne argues that the latest incarnation of the My Little Pony cartoon, Friendship Is Magic, has imbued the old Mattel marketing platform with depth of feeling and character. In today's review, Jonathan McCalmont is impressed by Claude LaLumière's novella The Door to Lost Pages, a book about book-loving that goes beyond the self-congratulation that such a description conjures.