The BuildersThe Builders by Daniel Polansky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An interesting and quirky short book , set in a world of anthropomorphised animals coming together to re-fight an old battle in a civil war.
The book manages on the one hand to be dark and violent while still having an element of fun as to how its all set up. The animals all have a bit of nature about them and its interesting to see how that surfaces as the plot moves.
The story itself isn’t the most complex, a revenge story with a couple of twists but the end makes it all both an interesting statement and a tongue in cheek joke.
My first book by the author and interesting enough to entice me to his longer work

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About Paul Walsh

I'm a big fan of fantasy and scifi, which would make up most of my reading but will branch out often enough. Favourite authors vary over time but generally include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Karen Maitlan, Kate Mosse, Anne Rice, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury. John Scalzi, Mark Lawrence, Pat Rothfuss and a host of others. I'm not the harshest reviewer but will note down a few words on all books I read.
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