December 31, 2010

review: Zan-Gah

Zan-Gah
author Allan R. Shickman
source:  publisher
Goodreads summary:   Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years, the hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes include survival, brotherhood, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, and nature's wonders and terrors. 
Zan-Gah is the first prehistoric novel I've read;  it was on my TBR shelf for a few months.  Once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading.  One paragraph made me smile because it is so appropriate, no matter what decade or era.  Background info, Zan has left home on a quest: 
"Meanwhile, Zan resolved to enjoy his freedom.  His father would not be telling him what to do, and his mother was not there to weep and tremble over his every step.  Their parting had been sad, but being gone, he was inclined to look on the happier side of things.  This would be an adventure!"
There are so many YA books out for girls.   This one is different and extra-special,  young boys would enjoy this.  Older people such as me too!

2 comments:

earthshakerbooks said...

The third book of the Zan-Gah series, Dael and the Painted People, is nearly finished. Watch for it this summer at the new web address:

www.zan-gah.net

I hope you will pay us a visit.

Allan R. Shickman

earthshakerbooks said...

Hi, thanks for a good review. The third book of the Zan-Gah series, Dael and the Painted People, is nearly finished. Watch for it this summer at the new web address:

www.zan-gah.net

I hope you will pay us a visit.

Allan R. Shickman