Sunday, March 29, 2009

I just finished Treasure Box by Orson Scott Card.

Treasure Box is either an urban fantasy or a ghost/horror story, whichever you prefer. It involves a man who lives his whole life as a loner after his sister dies, until he gets involved with a woman and her mysterious family who, as you probably expect, don't turn out to be what they seem.

Card is inventive enough that some of the initial twists took me by surprise, and like most of his books, the writing draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. The outcome is fairly predictable after the initial surprises, but it satisfying enough.

Overall, fairly standard Card quality and recommended for a quick read.