“The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith
This was an interesting surprise for me. I must admit right off the bat that it was, or I was a little slow getting into it. Mark, the main character, was infuriating! A whiny, selfish, bratty,... and typical 11 year old whose parents have divorced.
He doesn't understand or accept his new dad and is quite obvious about it.
But then something happens. Something happens to Mark and to us, the audience.
Mark slowly realizes that the world does not revolve around him and that there are other forces in the world. He discovers that there is a contribution he can make if he is willing and mature enough to see it.
We see Mark grow and become an interesting young man as he does his bit to put the universe back in order. As he sees his Mother, stepfather and father in a new light. And as he sees the world about him quite differently with a little help from an unlikely source.
I enjoyed reading this quite a lot. Even more so as it is not my usual fare. It just shows that I, maybe all of us, need to look around a bit more and experience things in a new light.”
battlinjack wrote this review Saturday, July 19, 2008.