Brittle Innings

Michael Bishop
Brittle Innings Cover

A Cool Mashup...


Having recently read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I decided to make this my first Michael Bishop book and... what a cool mashup it turned out to be!

Brittle Innings comes across as though Mary Shelley and Ray Bradbury got together to write Frankenstein meets Huck Finn on a baseball farm team. Macabre, twisted, and brutal at times, in the hands of a lesser author, this could easily have been a complete mess but Bishop works a wonder with this tale. He is one heck of a writer. His ability to 'voice' the different characters is uncanny and the dialogue is perfectly pitched for the time-period of the story.

Four solid stars.