Hey there, faithful readers. No new arrivals this week – again – which as I’ve been saying each time is just fine with me. I’ve decided, since I have so few new arrivals these days, to combine them into a post about my current reading. Your comments both on what’s new at your home and what you’re currently reading are very welcome.
After three false starts, I’m finally reading Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym of fantasy authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). I’m about three-quarters of the way in and hooked. I’m getting owrried that both of the two major protagonists won’t survive, but the story is leading places I can’t yet predict and has already taken me through a few plot twists I didn’t see coming. Some readers might be reminded of Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, but this really has a different feel to me. Pretty much what I think of – by my sixty-year old plus SF reader definitions – as classic hard SF space opera. Good stuff. I already have the sequel, Caliban’s War, at hand. Full review Wednesday.
I’ve also finished but not yet reviewed three other books, two by Agatha Christie one of which I’ll review for a one-author Friday Forgotten Books post later in the month and the other whenever. The other a classic YA novel, My Side of the Mountain, about which I have mixed feelings (I didn’t like the ending) but will review one of these days.