One of my very favorite things–no, actually, I think it is my favorite thing–about writing this blog is that authors (thanks Allan Shickman!) send me books to review. I have a policy of not reviewing anything I don’t enjoy, and sometimes I even stick to it.
In the case of Zan-Gah, I’m very happy to tell you that I loved it. It’s a quick read that reminds me of the old Land of The Lost shows. But it’s not hokey like a lot of adventure books.
Tangent: I just watched a few LOTL episodes on Netflix and I have to say that I love the Sleestak. And I had totally forgotten that they worship a smoking hole in a cave. Too great.
Back to Zan-gah. Set in Pre-historic times, it’s a coming of age story about the title character as he becomes a man. His tribe deals with the cruel realities of nature, hunting and gathering, and trying to deal with all the lions that have an interest in biting them.
It’s a quick read, an easy read, a fun read, and is just flat-out a fun story. Ultimately, that’s all I care about. If I was recommending it to a specific audience, I would choose a 14 year old boy who also has a missing twin out there that he needs to go find.
But I think just about anyone willing to read “juvenile” literature can find something to enjoy here.
Rating: 99 sleeeeeeestaks.