Asma Alyasein Alyasein itibaren La Bloutière, Fransa
An interesting premise with a weak execution in a needlessly fragmented narrative. It wasn't a long novel but I felt that it would have either worked better as a short story or fleshed out in more depth as a longer novel. Surprisingly, this book one a nebula award (or so the blurb on the cover claims) which just goes to show that winning an award is not always a good indicator of quality. Despite its award this is not one of Zelazny's well-remembered novels and, as far as I am concerned, for good reason; it's simply not that good. Particularly disappointing when you know the author is capable of so much better.
a boy named stanley gets sent to a camp instead of getting arrested because he was accused of theft. At the camp he is forced to dig holes all days. Stanley and his friend zero could no longer deal with what was going on so they ran off, no one believed they could survive. They reached a mountain where they found water and onions. Stanley from there on out knew his luck changed. When they returned to the camp they found a hidden treasure in a hole they dug. They both returned home rich, and zero found his long lost mom.