A Trip to the Stars

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A Trip to the Stars

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1aviddiva
Apr 24, 2008, 3:57pm

I'm halfway through A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher, and I think it definitely qualifies as Magical Realism. I'm really enjoying its twists and turns and astronomical references. Has anyone else here read it? What did you think?

2amancine
Apr 24, 2008, 4:01pm

I really love that book. It is definitely my favorite of the works I have read by that author.

3vpfluke
Apr 26, 2008, 5:14pm

I'm glad you mentioned this book. I had checked it out of the library a few years ago, as well as Veronica which was laso quite good. So, I've put them in my LT library tagged as "library book"s. Nicholas Christopher is definitely a writer of magical realism. The Bestiary is his newest book.

4aviddiva
Apr 26, 2008, 6:24pm

I finished it yesterday, and it was a lovely, satisfying read. I loved the crossings between the parallel stories, the many secondary "characters" and the circular nature of the plot. I want to reread it now and look up all the star-related names. I'll have to check out his other books now, too.

5BCCJillster
Dec 18, 2008, 11:20am

I'm awfully late to this party, but I enjoyed this book too. There were a couple of annoyances along the way, but in general, a good read.

6vpfluke
Dec 18, 2008, 3:06pm

I have to correct my link to Nicholas Christopher (my #3 link goes to Christopher Nicholas, aagh):

http://www.librarything.com/author/christophernicholas