book review time kids!…. Russell

book review time kids!….
Russell Hoban’s Amaryllis Day and Night. Class reading. A strange sort of combination of bizarre fairytale, romance, science fiction (for wont of a much better category/pigeonhole) and Londonstory (in the current vogue) that manages to be plausible (in spite of the implausible storyline), entertaining (in spite of its introspective monologues) and gripping (in spite of its occasional arty-fartiness). Very very readable, and with a story that succeeded in keeping me interested right the way through to the last page (with an interesting though not entirely unexpected ending – in a way, I kinda hoped it would end differently, but then that may just be my maudlin nature).
Anyway, my overall one-word review: not bad at all.