Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday eBook Review: With the Night Mail

Rudyard Kipling,  With the Night Mail

From Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free ebooks.
Available Formats
Format [help] SizeMirror Sites [help]
HTML131 kBmirror sites
EPUB (with images)304 kB
EPUB (no images)66 kB
Kindle (with images)249 kB
Kindle (no images)103 kB
Plucker64 kB
QiOO Mobile104 kB
Plain Text UTF-8101 kB
1. Short review: 
2. Long reviews:
2.1. What I liked:  On the line level, well written.
     Roller coaster or walk in the park?  Walk in the park.

2.2. What I did not like:  There is no hero to identify with.  This is a 'Technology As Hero' story.  And the technology is airships.

2.3. Who I think is the audience:  Rudyard Kipling.

2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read?  Yes.

2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the next book in the series?  The next 'book' in the series is 'As Easy as A.B.C.' and is a novella.  I read it before I read this.  'As Easy as A.B.C.' is a much better read.

2.6. Other:
      Jerry Pournelle said, "You cannot predict the future, but you can invent it."  That's the problem with 'With the Night Mail'.  Kipling tried to predict the future -- and failed.
     This book is from the Project Gutenberg collection:

2.7.  Links:
'As Easy as A.B.C.' is found in 'A Diversity of Creatures':

No comments:

Post a Comment