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5.0 out of 5 stars
A luminescent, scintillating tale, 13 Sep 2013
I have just finished reading Phoenix. I am glowing.
Such is the warmth, poignancy and power of this remarkable book. It is a wonderful read; I was thrilled by many genuine goose-bumping, spine-tingling moments.
To read Phoenix is to be enthralled and absorbed - and to be transported, giddily across the galaxy.
To reflect afterwards is to marvel at how reading Phoenix is such an extraordinary, enchanting experience and to begin to appreciate that SF Said has somehow crafted a terrific, pure narrative that is steeped in myth, legend and the greatest stories in the universe. A tale that is written so clearly and with a tremendous, potent simplicity. A book the shines with great humanity*.
(*Though readers - and I suspect the author - may rightly quibble with the word `Humanity'....)