Post April 02, 2007, 10:29:41 PM

Re: Too Cold a Trail - Sohrab Koohpaima

This is a straightforward adventure story, but very well told. The picture of an elderly dwarf smoking a pipe by the fire, and regaling his beardless grandchildren with stories of his youth is unshakeable, and I found myself reading bits of it aloud just to savor the sound of his voice.

The story is briskly told without feelign rushed. My only nitpick is that the gaffer says more or less twice "it took me a while to figure out what really happened". Since he has no intention of telling us now, repeating it within a 2 paragraph span is annoying to the reader. Smiley

Still, I'd not mind more stories from this old dwarf.