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Posted by: nacho
« on: May 13, 2021, 07:57:16 AM »

The amazing Four Lost Cities - a study of the decline and fall of urbanism using four ancient metropolises as examples.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:19:13 PM »

The third book in the disturbing (though brilliant) You trilogy: You Love Me.
Posted by: nacho
« on: April 28, 2021, 08:15:04 AM »

Just finished the last book in Becky Chambers' wonderful series. The Galaxy, And The Ground Within. This series was stunning, and Chambers is easily my current top 5 SFF authors.
Posted by: nacho
« on: April 12, 2021, 09:10:17 AM »

Okay! Slogged through the overlong Wine of Angels. Blah. There are 14 more books in this series. I will not be partaking.

Meanwhile, I bought Winter World -- sci-fi alien apocalypse -- on a lark and loved it!
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:01:52 PM »

Just finished a great history piece on the real Paul Revere. Really quite good. Paul Revere's Ride.
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 20, 2021, 01:58:38 PM »

Moving on to: The Vine Witch
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 10, 2021, 11:04:06 AM »

Some escapist sci-fi! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Thanks Sirharles!
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:03:07 AM »

Now reading Dead Mountain, which, so far, is a must read for Dyatlov Pass conspiracy folks. It's the best telling of the incident (or, at least, the telling of someone trying to figure out WTF) I've read.
Posted by: nacho
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:01:29 AM »

Whiskey When We're Dry. A modern-day, feminist western. It's good, but also something of a challenge. I struggle with these novels-in-dialect.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 16, 2020, 11:28:35 AM »

Moving on to a ghost story!

Home Before Dark

It's a poor man's Hill House so far...

This sucked.

Next up!

The Last Wish The Witcher! And it's awesome so far.
Posted by: nacho
« on: November 09, 2020, 02:41:49 PM »

Moving on to a ghost story!

Home Before Dark

It's a poor man's Hill House so far...
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:51:45 AM »

In my ongoing Pandemic-related reading, I read the virus apocalypse book The End of October.

It fucking sucked! So I moved on to The Last Dance. And it is fantastic! Straight up well-written space opera. And, unlike the big alien space opera stuff, this one is set in the near future on a Mars cruise ship that's constantly cycling between Earth and Mars over a year or so. The book is straight up Murder on the Orient Express meets Rashomon. Very, very addictive.
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:41:39 PM »

Next up: Summer People.

Literary fiction, brah!
Posted by: nacho
« on: October 07, 2020, 11:20:34 AM »

Moving on to The Da Vinci Code.

So, this book was clearly written by someone else than the first book in the series. And I understand the brilliance of it -- the hero of the story is actually Sophie, and Langdon is more like a Doctor Who companion asking questions and interpreting things for the audience.
Posted by: nacho
« on: September 30, 2020, 05:45:57 PM »

Moving on to The Glass Hotel.

Wow. This ain't no Station Eleven. A slow, clumsy, introspective, insular slog. Shame shame.

I am moving on to (god forgive me) Dan motherfuckingcunting Brown. The first in the series, Angels and Demons.