Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:48 AM
I finished the excellent Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey -and yes, I do know who hides behind that name and I'm not surprised I loved it so much. A pleasure to read and a book that I couldn't put down, I was sad to see it end. The two main characters were very well portrayed, especially Miller. I'm not normally a fan of space opera, unless the first books of the Honor Harrington series count, but this one drew me in and didn't let go until the end. I'll definitely read the second book, it just moved high up on my list.
My next read will probably be The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
What are you guys reading?
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:02 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:10 AM
It might have been my mood - I've been cranky recently. However, I found it contrived and the characters even more Mary Sue/Gary Stu-esque than they were in the first book. It felt like a frolic and detour for the author to show off, but ultimately without a point. I finished it, so it wasn't bad enough for me to put down, but at the end of the day it felt like a cop-out (and was deeply predictable) and I left it feeling unsatisfied.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:38 PM
I've started the second book in the series today, The Gods of Amyrantha.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:18 PM
When I've finished Neverwhere I've got Cloud Atlas lined up next.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:24 PM
Edited by Crown, 01 August 2012 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:29 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:16 PM
Next will be New Spring in continuation of my reading of The Wheel of Time, I'm reading it after FoH after getting opinions on when in the series (obviously not before TEotW) is the best time to read it. I'll probably start The Making of Medieval Spain by Gabriel Jackson by the end of the month, but probably won't finish it.
That's what August is shaping up for me, now that ADWD trade paperback won't come in the US until March 26, 2013.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:24 PM
The mystery was a disappointment, but I enjoyed the book. I hear there may be more coming and there's a good chance I'll pick those up, too. Can't help it. I want to know how it all ends. When it comes to these sorts of stories, I secretly hope that the asteroid will just barely miss... not because I want a happy ending or because the world doesn't end, but because I want to see how people cope with the chaotic shitstorm of the aftermath.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:21 PM
Cool, I prefer the space battles, but I like whodunnits too. Miles was pretty awesome in Cetaganda... I'm having a hard time deciding if I like Miles Naismith or Miles Vorkosigan more
Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:01 AM
After that, I think it's time to restock the Kleenex and risk another Guy Gavriel Kay: A Song For Arbonne.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:43 AM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:22 AM
Started The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6. Have read the Neil Gaiman story so far, which is quite interesting