Monday, December 16, 2013
Love in the Time of Global Warming, Francesca Lia Block, 240 pages
The title would make you think that this is some sort of reference to Love in the Time of Cholera, but it's actually a post-apocalyptic retelling of The Odyssey. Penelope (Pen) is searching for her brother after the ocean seems to swallow California whole. Along the way she meets scary giants, bewitching sirens, and the love of her life. As usual of FLB, the writing is gorgeous and she is LGBTQ-friendly (no spoilers here). I would recommend this to fans of the Weetzie Bat series and other FLB works. Not to read if you're a fan of Homer's original, as it takes significant liberties.