rating: 3 of 5 stars
After finishing the first tale of this book (Elric of Melninbone’), which is my first exposure to Elric, I decided to put it down. It is possible that I’ll go back and read the other two stories at some point, but right now, all I can say is, for some reason I’m just not into immersing myself in the story of a character who just keeps falling into a more and more hopeless mess, losing more and more of the things he cares about, etc.
But with other more appealing tales sitting in waiting, I’m going to set this aside for the time being. I think the best way to phrase it is this:
I like my stories to FEEL hopeless, but I’m not all that into the notion of stories actually BEING hopeless. And I believe Elric is the latter.