Friday, June 13, 2008

Dragons: The Greatest Stories (book review)

Dragons: The Greatest Stories was a collection of dragon stories by notable science fiction and fantasy authors such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, and many other people who I have never heard of. Some of the stories were light and funny, others were dark and despairing. There was a wide variety of dragons--good dragons, bad dragons, western dragons, Oriental dragons, and just plain weird dragons!

My favorite stories were "The Dragon" by Ray Bradbury and "The George Business" by Roger Zelazny. These were both very humorous stories! My least favorite stories were "The Storm King" by Joan D. Vinge, because it discussed inappropriate matters for a kid like me, and "A Hiss of Dragon" by Gregory Benford and Mark Laidlaw because of its bad language and the fact that I found it boring. Overall, though, I would say that I enjoyed this book a great deal, and would recommend it to anyone who loves dragons.


Jean said...

Sounds like a fun book, Annie. I may have to see if our library has it. Did it have illustrations, because dragon art is almost as neat as dragon stories are.

Nymeth said...

Look at all those great authors! This sounds like a book I'd love. Thanks for the review, Annie :)

DesLily said...

well I like many dragons and this book sounds good. Normally I don't like short stories but I may make an exception for dragons!

I hope you liked whatever story Anne McCafferty wrote! She has written many books with dragons!

DesLily said...

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