Friday, July 27, 2012

Pale by Chris Wooding

Pale is essentially a story about karma.

 "Pales" are people who died but were given a serum to bring them back to life, but it changes them physically and they are out cast by society. This is a short tale about how people deal with them, and what it's like to become one.

Pale had the potential to be a great story about society's inability to deal with things that are different, but unfortunately it did not live up to that potential. The story (I say story because it's only 67 pages long) could have been this great story that could have taught people something about themselves and others, unfortunately the story and characters were poorly developed. There was hardly any description other than what the pales looked like, and the writing was choppy.

I was really disappointed, I wanted this to be a great story.

Concept: 4/5
Execution: 2/5


Disclaimer: I recieved this book free for review from Stoke Books through netgalley.com

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