Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Book Review: Flight from Blithmore by Jacob Gowans (Whitney Finalist)
Author: Jacob Gowans
Enjoyment Rating: **
This book would be rated: PG
Flight from Blithmore tells the story of Henry, a carpenter, who wishes to marry Isabelle, the only girl he's ever loved. Unfortunately, Isabelle's family considers Henry beneath their daughter, so he has to do something to prove his worthiness. When Isabelle's father gets in trouble with the law, Henry has the perfect opportunity. The story is kind of an epic fairy tale, and feels like a cross between The Odyssey and The Canterbury Tales, with some of The Princess Bride thrown in. This might sound like an engaging combination, but it's long and somewhat convoluted, and feels out of place in this category.