Five year old Connie is distraught.
She does not want to grow up yet. Asher spends a great deal
of time and effort in trying to insure his daughter will have
a chance to continue her childhood and not have to grow up for
a time. Claudia, the sewerelf will befriend Asher, and help
his with his project, for a price. It is a partnership which
will have serious consequences for the both of them.
Sewerelf is another fine example
of Dan Weiss' bent for the unexpected. As with his book Mood
Shifts draffs, aliens from another world, abound, and nothing
is quite as meets the eye. Weiss weaves a skillful tale of a
fathers' love and craving to accomplish the desire of his child
within a fanciful world peopled with unusual characters and extraordinary
circumstances. The tale should have great appeal for those with
an appetite for the unusual. Weiss is a skilled story teller
and good writer capable of holding the interest from the opening
page on to the end of his imaginative narrative.
Recommended for those who enjoy
the bizarre 5 stars
Fred returns home after a tiring
day at work to learn that his wife Karen has had both a personality
shift and has gotten rid of Gladys. Karen had just gotten fed
up with the old dog. Fred now must take Spunky to work with
him so the cocker spaniel will not meet a similar fate. Before
long Fred finds not only Karen's personality but everything in
his world seems to be changing. Duplicity, a beginning awareness
of another life form, the draffs and a good bit of confusion
surround Fred for a time until he realizes the true depth of
Karen's affection for him.
It does not take the reader
long to begin to realize nothing in this fascinating tale is
as it seems. The futuristic world portrayed in Mood Shifts is
one where anything, or in all likelihood nothing is possible.
From the seeming nonchalance of Karen for simply killing the
family pet to the people Fred calls friends, the narrative is
filled with astonishing twists and turns. Just when the reader
thinks they have at last gotten it figured out Writer Weiss throws
in another little curve. Weiss takes mundane phrases and products
from the world today, weaves them into his fanciful tale in Mood
Shifts and produces a narrative of unique proportions. Should
have great appeal to those who like a tale filled with the unexpected.