To esteem before going to bed? Whether
you Can live without reading at bedtime? I - am not present. And though rubbed the nose of me more than once that time before going to bed should be devoted to the analysis of last day and, therefore, moral development and if to read, then things serious, problem, as a last resort classics, - it is not possible to fall asleep without easy reading matter.
But here problem: and what such tasty to read? That if the fiction then determined, and language - easy moreover with humour it is desirable.
By what we are guided, choosing the book in shop? Addressed to the author? Certainly. And if all its previous works are read already and the conclusion is drawn: everything, children, the popular star was used up (it also is clear, the person not the conveyor, and to splash three novels a year whether you know it …). Then on subject.
The more abruptly the spiral of technical progress, the is more than interest in magic: the subject of magic became very and very popular. Demand gives rise to the offer. Magicians, magicians, witches (ah yes, still vampires) are on sale clans and individually, with enticing summaries and colourful covers. It is a pity only that at the price are approximately identical, and here on skill …
Here three books which I happened to read recently:
“A profession - the witch“ Olga Gromyko.
“And what you want from the Baba-yaga?“ Elena Nikitina.
“Temporary witch“ of Marina Milovanova.
All three authors - women. All three books belong to a genre of a comic fantasy. All three are written from the first person. Heroines of all three novels are the women allocated with magic abilities too, only one graduated from magic school, the second of similar school expelled, and the third received magic abilities unclear as.
At Olga Gromyko the magnificent language, remarkable sense of humour, ideas which are breaking down stereotypes. Here, for example, vampires. Actually that we know of them? Possess canines and wings. Are cruel (we will remember Dracula). Suck blood, preferably virgins. Are almost immortal. Are not reflected in a mirror, are afraid of an aspen and garlic.
However the heroine of the novel, except magic, not sickly abilities, differs also in character. “You never listen to seniors, - the Teacher states it, - do not believe gossips and slanders; that to convince you, it is necessary to palm off the truth on you under a nose, to give it to feel and to smell, and then you will allow to confuse to nobody yourself“.
And therefore Volkhe Redna is fated to understand vampiry essence. “ So, if I put the head in a mouth to the vampire what prevents me to count to it teeth? That is, deprived of an opportunity to serve for the benefit of society, I will be engaged - I in self-education. And while nobody touches me, I will collect material for course.
I began with common truths. Tyudorovsky “Blood-suckers“ served me as practical guidance. I honestly studied them from cover to cover, emphasized the most categorical paragraphs and went to disprove them.
And main of house means of protection from vampires in the book garlic appeared the first. I studied in the most attentive way chapter, but did not find references to quality of garlic. Winter it has to be or summer? Grown from a zubk or “child“? Whether green feathers, and also unripe pinkish heads and inflorescences suit for defense? For purity of experience I chose a classical, weighty, juicy last year`s chesnochina with the singed roots. It was necessary to calculate degree of efficiency and radius of action“.
Result of experiments: vampires are not blood-sicking ghouls (a version you indulge), and representatives of other reasonable race.
Behind a facade of a fascinating fantastic plot are covered very even not fantastic and very actual for today which is quite densely painted by xenophobia, questions of relationship between the nations. “There are problems for which permission the brute force is of little use. The most terrible and artful monster of all times and the people is … rumors“.
Picturesque images of heroes, the nature and spirit of Belarus (in the novel - Beloriya), a cheerful subtle humour give huge pleasure to the reader.
To admit if not the book of Olga Gromyko, I would not take in hand two following. But there was a wish to prolong a festival of soul.
However the holiday did not turn out. In E. Nikitina`s book “And what you want from the Baba-yaga?“ attempt to beat fantastic plots and to disprove the developed stereotypes is made too. Porridge - not the so mythical old man, and very much even the nice intelligent prince - the alchemist bearing freight of tarnished reputation. The king`s son Eliseus is not the noble resolute hero, but the blunderer who precipitately undertook searches of the gone bride. Respectively, the Baba-yaga too not the old woman with a crutch, and the young fervent witch who inadvertently inherited the greatest magic artifacts. But except an entertaining plot and this ironical outgaming of images of traditional fantastic heroes, to the author to offer us and there is nothing.
And Marina Milovanova`s book “The temporary witch“ absolutely depresses. Her heroine working at office (what the firm is engaged - it is unknown, but activity of the heroine is reduced to attempts to evade from sexual harassments of the immediate superior), unexpectedly together with the cat is had to other reality, receives magic abilities by means of which she besides evades from sexual harassments now of the governor who usurped the power, and helps to remove a spell from the lawful king turned into quite vile being - a krysolak, but with … fine blue eyes. The book causes feeling of full helplessness both the subject line, and language, with its clumsy attempts on irony.
It is a pity for the spent money and time too.