Dled deftly All his characters are realistic with enough flaws and uestions to make us want to know whether they ll make the right choicesEverywhere Frauenfelder s humor emerges It s a dry wit and there s whimsy too A magical fantastical spice to this otherworld he s created with it s Dutch like language and very believable characters of a bygone and yet present eraBecause I want a simpler time with crazy high inks and Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. just enough dose of danger to keep me on my toes Borschland suits me well The pages of this book turn themselves and get me returning the next day know that I only have a few minutes evenings to read before I fall asleep in bed For this kind of reader Frauenfelder s done well to create memorable people in a faraway comprehensible landust on the edge of credibility This author employs a uniue writing style that keeps you engaged and moving forwards The story is told in a very straightforward manner through the eyes of the main character which not only draws you further into the story but allows you to see the world from that particular POV Not only was this story well put together but it was also interesting and extremely uniue Being Canadian hockey is hockey but Frauenfelder gives it a definite twist here By combining the fantasy genre with contemporary fiction the author created a novel that definitely stands out I got a good couple of giggles throughout and found myself wondering what I d do in the characters placeThe characters in this story spanned a vast array of species and races It was interesting to see them all interact in such Ypnotic headstrong poetess Rachael Martujns But then a shadowy friend the Upright Bear Linus Black Jr claims Sherm's success is a sham higher ups are ordering opponents to let him succeed What's going on Is Rachael faking it too Is it time to wake from the dream Finding the truth becomes Sherm's ultimate go.
I really enjoy reading fantasy novels and I also enjoy reading books about sports For this hockey starved fan DW Frauenfelder s Skater in a Strange Land was like a dream come true Skater in a Strange Land apart from the talking bears foxes phase shifts and the like could actually be written about any average athlete with dreams of playing in the big timeSherm leaving home to travel to Borschland in order to further his career is a Black Women in White America A Documentary History journey many of us has taken and I felt a certain kinship with him Skater in a Strange Land is a well written exciting literaryourney through the fantasy world of Borschland It has drama As a huge hockey fan and someone who enjoys urban fantasies I had high expectations for this book And I did end up enjoying it The idea of a regular hockey player becoming a superstar and living a fairy tale kind of life was very interesting H nothing Frauenfelder has created a tantalizing parallel world rich in humor uaint without preciousness often sentimental but never mawkish Along with the gorgeous details of food and festivals and sports and literature l adore notion that a society could choose a slower gentler way of life without doing it out of religiosity He has made his protagonists characters loving and convincing Their courtship is comforting in its wholesomeness yet somehow all the passionate caught up in a whirlwind of suspense It s the world as it should be At first I was not sure what to make of David Frauenfelder s Skater in a Strange Land I was attracted by the slightly zany description US ice hockey player takes ob in an. 24 year old Sherman Reinhardt dreams of playing ice hockey professionally but his career at a backwater Minnesota college disappoints until his doctored resume convinces a team owner that he's good enough to play in the mythical Borschland Hockey League Borschland is a place time never discovered on a conti.
Island that is only sometimes accessible by air or sea and in between times is off somewhere in another dimension But then sober moments took over and I started to wonder at my purchase decision I know nothing at all about ice hockey except that like all sports it uses a uniue and arcane vocabulary I wasn t very sure how the business with the phase shifting would work out And the inhabitants of said land Borschland I ve decided I d like to try living in BorschlandThere the only vice is hockey the snow falls beautifully and people eat heartily and poets get paid The police don t carry guns I think this American would like to take her chances there and even risk a phase shift that keeps me there for many seasonsFantasy novels are not my usual cup of tea I find even the great Tolkien tedious with his detailed descriptions of landscapes What Frauenfelder does so well is give you ust the right detail to cast the scene and then your mind opens up to fill in the rest His details are robust and resonant without impeding the momentum The story clips along and I found it very engagingI like the three different points of view in particular Rachael s Sherm is such a pragmatist and kind of a doofus but a likeable hero at the end of each scene He s resilient Rachael is a poetess with elegance and grit My favorite scene involves an airship a drunk pilot and an enterprising Rachael And I found myself surprisingly tolerant of upright bears as legitimate political conspirators When I first heard there would be talking bears I wondered how the story would fare but it s han. Nent that shifts between our universe and another Here the locals drive horse drawn carriages and fly in helium buoyed airships but everyone is mad about hockey Sherm is welcomed as visiting royalty and beyond all expectations leads his team towards a championship Even better he wins the admiration of the
DW Frauenfelder began writing stories at the tender age of very young and his first novel was the critically acclaimed by his teacher Dawe and the Typhoon about a boy from the South Pacific who has to shift for himself when his family is wiped out by a storm Recently Frauenfelder realized that Dawe and the Typhoon was probably written in imitation of the Newberry Award winning novel Ca