Saturday, June 17, 2006
The Magical Mystery Tour--Fifth Stop
At 8:15 this morning I finished Night Flying by Rita Murphy, book number five for The 48 Hour Book Challenge.
Night Flying is the story of an about-to-turn-sixteen-year-old girl who is born into a family of women who can fly. Three generations of them live together in one house under the control of their domineering mother and grandmother, who enforces all kinds of rules and traditions about flying.
While Night Flying is a well-written book, it definitely is a women's story. A women's story for teens. There's even a midwife. Being a traitor to my own kind, I don't care much for special-bond-between-women, mystical sisterhood kinds of story. I've never even been able to sit through an episode of Sex and the City. (Absolutely Fabulous is much more my speed.) So Night Flying wasn't a standout for me. Though I know there are readers for whom it would be a big hit.