Review: Scenting the Dark

Michele Lee’s Book Love has nice things say about “Scenting the Dark.”

Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Scenting the Dark” (Apex Online-Aug. 24) is enchanting, if not for the story itself, then for the intriguing use of a blind main character. An apt metaphor for a human exploring a new planet with only a few supports, this tale of space tragedy is textually vibrant, all without using the sense of sight.

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4 Responses

  1. Ted K.

    Hey Mary, congrats on the review. 🙂 Inchanting indeed. And “textually vibrant”? Sounds like a future blurb to me!

    Oh, and to answer your question on my blog: nope. Not fiction, sadly. But not recent, either.

  2. momk

    I don’t know if this is relevant, but having
    In regard to the Ted K blog post about pain I will.
    relate this story.
    Once in a military hospital I met a woman who described similar mysterious pain in her gut. Doctors determined she had an episodic ‘kink’ in her intestines which caused unpredictable bouts full of terror for her. The medics were able to determine this only by examination DURING an attack. Subsequent surgery to remove the offending section of the intestine & restored her to normal, healthy life.