Reviews of Bridge of Birds (1984)
Review by stay (2004-06-03)
Bridge of Birds is funny, clever, adventurous, odd, heartwarming, mysterious, touching, and brilliant, all at once. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and while it is not well-known, it almost never fails to delight the people I introduce to it for the first time.
It's an easy read and a page-turner. The characters are fascinating, the story fast and thrilling, and the writing itself is a beautiful and polished piece of work. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, a novel that stands above the acres of typical modern fantasy, I would very strongly recommend this wonderful book.
After all that, I have still understated my love for Bridge of Birds. I adore it, and I'll be re-reading it and recommending it to my friends for a long time to come.