Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ella Minnow Pea : A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn
Read and reviewed in May, 2009. Released later
I enjoyed it very much! The author was witty, clever, and humorous. I'm looking forward to reading more of his work.
The suspense of seeing how the few citizens left in Nollop would cope, and if they would succeed in convincing the High Council to overturn the harsh edicts kept me fascinated. It reminded me a little of the Left Behind series - a few stalwart heroes and heroines brave the harsh persecution of the oppressive rulers.
It also called the mind the childhood song "Bingo" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingo_(song).
Too, I was struck by the fact that the pronunciation of the main character's name (and the title of the book) was the pronunciation of the last remaining legal letters of the Nollopian alphabet, L-M-N-O-P! (Lucky that the name of the town itself contained letters that were legal to the end!)
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