During one of our Q&A’s at this most recent PAX, we talked about how Tycho has never read any of the books I have recommended to him. We’ve been friends for 22 years now and in that time I have read countless books he has suggested, but not once has he cracked the cover on one of my recommendations. During that Q&A he told me to pick a book and he would remedy this situation. I have a book in mind but I don’t think just reading it is enough. I also think he should have to do a book report on it.
Why I think you will like it:
The book I have picked is one I actually just finished reading. It’s called the Elven and it’s actually a translation of a German book called Die Elfen. I think you will like it for a couple of reasons. First, it is a interesting take on the concept of “Elves” and a genuinely unique fantasy setting. Second, it uses lots of made up words which I know you like. Seriously though, this book ranks as one of my favorites and I don’t normally read much fantasy. I’d like you to read it and then I think you should write a news post about whether or not you liked it. I may even ask you to stand up and read it in front of the class.