Archive for the 'Books' Category

Books for November and December 2009

by Michael on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Still catching up from last year…. The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay [2/5] I’d been looking forward to finally getting around to reading this book, as I really liked both Tigana and The Sarantine Mosaic, but I only made it about 75 pages in before I quit. The stock crossover fantasy tropes made it […]

Books for September and October 2009

by Michael on Monday, February 8th, 2010

Catching up from last year…. Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan [3.5/5] While I didn’t find this to be as strong an effort as the first Takeshi Kovacs book (Altered Carbon, which was brilliant), I did enjoy it more than Broken Angels. It’s a gritty, future-noir, action-packed thriller, with plenty of Quellism too. Rewired: The […]

Books for July and August 2009

by Michael on Friday, October 9th, 2009

Oddly enough, all three books I read over the last two months of the summer were ARCs (Advance Reading Copies). Four Freedoms by John Crowley [4/5] The story of a handicapped man’s life before and during WWII doesn’t sound like something I’d normally read, but John Crowley is a good enough writer that I ended […]

Books for May and June 2009

by Michael on Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America by Brian Francis Slattery [4.5/5] A truly amazing book. There’s just something about the rhythm of Slattery’s prose and the images he draws that completely works for me. Highly recommended. The Bone Key by Sarah Monette [4/5] A […]

Books for March and April 2009

by Michael on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow [4.5/5] A novel by Cory Doctorow about a teen in S.F. who uses technology to stand up for his rights, and the rights of those around him, against the abusive practices of Homeland Security. In other words, even though Little Brother was aimed at young adults, it included a lot […]