Still reading Ratlines. I like it- I do- but it's taking a while. I hope to finish it this week!
I started Ian McDonald's The Dervish House this weekend. I only just started it so I don't have much to say so far but I am enjoying it. It's set in Istanbul in the near future, about the fallout of an explosion which appears to be some kind of terrorist attack at first. I heard about it at Readercon a couple of years ago and bought it once it was out in paperback in 2012. I'm glad to be getting to it finally. Stay tuned for more.
I put Life, Itself aside for now and picked up Ben MacIntyre's Agent Zigzag, a real life spy story about a petty criminal who spied for Germany then changed his mind to serve his native Britain in World War 2. So far I'm finding it exciting and well-written.
This past week I finished The Eyes of Venice, by Alessandro Barbero, which I enjoyed but didn't really love. I also finished Rebecca Miller's Jacob's Folly, which I did love. It's coming out in early March and I urge you to keep an eye out for it!