While the prior book might have been a slug through a bog this one was a rain-drenched battle and all the feelings that come along with it.
Returning the world Joe Abercrombie delivers another dark tale of people and the striving through the human condition. Here is a tale of vengeance and it’s dark countenance. It was good, but not his greatest work and here’s my take.
Echopraxia by Peter Watts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of roaches, bicameral, zombies, vampires–oh my. I think this book could have started being interleaved between the pages of the prior book and it would have had a nice transitional set/segue. It stands alone but it also marries. Where Blindsight captivated us in closed spaces […]
We have a not-so-far-in-the-future event that for a moment galvanizes humanity. A humanity on the brink of losing its humanity maybe for good reasons, maybe for selfish–but we’re changing and we can already see that beginning of change in today’s science.
It’s hard not to continue to come up with geological metaphors for this book. It’s dense, striated, complicated, a few pockets that formed that needed shoring up, but overall a great cross section that continues to evolve.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Liquid Hot Magma! This is a read that does not disappoint. It’s got some peculiarities and some rather off timed vulgarities but overall I found the entire beginning to this epic fascinating. The prose is well done. I can feel rocks now. […]
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wow.. Bastard left us at a cliffhanger, though. Sigh.. I try not to start things that don’t have endings. Humans are pained by things they don’t know. This pains me. heheh. Ok, so welcome back to three–er–four–London’s. The indefatigable Delilah, the Royal […]