Monday, March 5, 2012

My review of Black Numbers

Black NumbersBlack Numbers by Dean Frank Lappi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a professed geek I found the premise of Black Numbers rather intriguing. The idea of magic, math and sex being reliant upon each other is rather clever. The imaginary world Dean Lappi creates is as well described as his characters. It is very easy to climb into his world and imagine walking the road with his main character, Sid.

I will caution readers this may not be the book to read before going to bed. I made that mistake the first night. Lappi's monster, the Kopor, is one that gets under your skin. Maybe it is the anticipation of what the creature represents, but I found the Korpor to be one of the scariest characters I have come across in a while.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and am awaiting the sequel. I am giving it 4 stars because of keeping me awake that first night.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Joan. Thank you for your thoughtful review. I am glad that you found the Korpor to be distrubing. I wanted to create a creature/monster that was scary because of what it did, not for how it looked. :) Have a wonderful day. Kindest regards, Dean