Frank Duff's Lysergically Yours

I read Lysergically Yours by Frank Duff the week after it was featured on slashdot. I wish I was better at writing reviews so that I can describe my reaction to it. I guess if I tried to describe Lysergically Yours with one word it would have to be “Fun”. If I used two words, they would be “Too Short”. The pacing was good, and the ideas were interesting, but it really felt more like a novella than a novel. I would have liked the main character to have spent more time experimenting with his new abilities. I think a whole plot line from the government’s point of view could really have rounded out the story and added to the chase scene. But… what do I know? It’s great for a first novel. I’m looking forward to seeing what Frank cooks up next.

I started by reading the text version that Mr. Duff released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Unfortunately, the plain text was just too hard on my eyes, and I didn’t want to have to leave the text editor open to save my place. Being a good hacker, freed by the CC license, I quickly threw together an html version. Want to know what’s really cool? Frank likes it! Though, probably not as much as dead trees copies. He has a link to it on his website. Now go read it!

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