Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Love in the Time of Global Warming is a strange, ethereal retelling of The Odyssey in a post-apocalyptic world, focusing on a teenage girl in search of her family. I can see how the choppy back-and-forth structure, lack of internal logic, and sometimes implausible characters might bother some people, but I was able to turn my brain down and enjoy the lovely, lyrical prose.

The main character, Penelope, was an enjoyable narrator, especially in her fierce love of her little brother, whom she, with a big sibling's single-minded focus, considered the most beautiful and worth person alive.

All in all, a weird but quick and enjoyable read.