Second Quarter 2019 Reading in Literature Posted May 29, 2019 Finished Cibola Burn by James S.A Corey, the fourth Expanse book, last week. I didn't like the new characters as much I usually do with these through most of the book and then completely changed my mind in the end. Light spoilers: Spoiler I love how both Elvi and Havelock don't see how bad Murphy is through most of it. Then suddenly, when it gets bad enough, they both change their views. Thought it was a great insight into how people want to believe that their side is right and will see events through that lens until something completely chatters it. Also thought it was brilliant how the whole book is really small in scope, and then the epilogue comes along and places the story in the wider context of the world, making you rethink everything. I also always love how fast-paced these books are. It never gets slow or boring. Currently finishing my LotR re-read with The Return of the King and loving it.