Michael Ondaatje
Rating: 5.5

A short review of this one. The first 40 or so pages of this book, the opening act, were completely mesmerizing, to the extent that I thought it might break into my top 10 over at the old Rankings page. However, after the first act, the tale sort of bleeds out, loses its shape and pacing. It peaks too early, and Act 1 positions the remainder of the book, which is really not bad, as the ugly step-child.

Depending on your moods and your star-sign, the opening volley in Warlight might be worth the price of the ticket.