Rudyard Kipling, With the Night Mail
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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.
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.
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