Book Reviews of Balook

Author: Piers Anthony
ISBN-13: 9780441003983
ISBN-10: 0441003982
Pages: 232
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Publishers Weekly Review: Sometime in the near future, a lonely boy named Thor becomes attached to a genetics project named Balook. Born from reconstructed genes, Balook is a Baluchitherium , one of the largest land mammals of prehistoric times. When puberty hits Thor and Balook, Balook leads them to their female counterparts--Barb and Theria. Thor and Barb take matters into their own hands, however, after Balook is charged--in an improbable plot twist--with manslaughter. Faithful to the bug-eyed-monster tradition of SF writing, bestselling Anthony (the Xanth series) eschews his customary tongue-in-cheek tone; Thor's instant attraction to Barb, and Barb's prickly personality, hail straight from the stock characterizations of a space opera. Avid science fiction fans may enjoy this broadly done effort, but more discerning readers and followers of Anthony's popular series may be disappointed. Ages 12-up.
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Hard to get into and repeats a lot but worth the read.