The Blue Librarian

Odd Man Out (Champions)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 17th August 2003 (10)
Tags: Novelette

Normally I'm wary of stories written in the present tense; it reminds me of 3rd-grade composition class. However, I'm glad I kept on going with this one. This is a character-focused story, and it focuses on Richard Barrett. Showing, not telling, the way he feels cut off from humanity by what happened in the Himalayas. Melancholy, with a hopeful ending. I liked it.