Saturday, September 25, 2010

Follow that Mouse -- Henry Melton

I've reviewed several of Henry Melton's books in the past (most recently here), and they've all been science fiction.  I'd call Follow that Mouse a fantasy.  Or a science fantasy.  I've never been sure of the definitions of science fiction and fantasy, however, so I usually use SF as an abbreviation that covers everything. 

Ranch Exit is the smallest town in Utah, and strange things are happening.  Dot Comal notices.  There's a mouse that's not afraid of her.  People (and animals) are changing.  The mice seem to be trying to communicate with Dot.  Her own father sometimes shows uncontrolled rage.  An eccentric millionaire hires men to dress in uniforms and make crop circles.  And that's not all.  The old Indian shaman might know what's going on, but he's not telling.

In other words there are plenty of mysteries to be solved, and Dot and her friend Ned are just the ones to solve them, beginning with the Man Under the Mountain.  Once they find him, things really get complicated.

This is another fast-moving, entertaining story from Henry Melton.  There's even a little touch of romance.  Check it out.

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