Monday, April 7, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well this past week I read Ben H. White's Countdown City, second in the Last Policeman Trilogy. It was good, what can I say. I love these books. I know they're unusual as crime books go, but I like a little something off-beat so to speak. Pun totally not intended.

Now that I've got that under my belt, it's time to move on to a little science fiction, long absent from my reading. So I'm reading Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer. SF readers know him from the many anthologies he's edited; I myself read the Weird Fiction anthology he came out with a few years back. Annihilation is weird indeed, about a group of researchers investigating a mysterious area in a remote region of our planet, where strange things happen. If you've ever read Christopher Priest- especially if you've read Inverted World or The Islanders- you're going to find yourself in familiarly bizarre territory. So far so good!

I'm enjoying William Golding's Rites of Passage, about shenanigans on board ship to Australia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He's on his way with a group of emigrants and getting used to all aspects of sea life.

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Anonymous said...

Currently I am reading a non-fiction book "An African Love Story. Love, Life and Elephants" by Daphne Sheldrick and, to have variety, I also started "The Goblin Emperor" by Katherine Addison.

bermudaonion said...

I bet my sister would love Annihihilation!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm totally honed in on both The Last Policeman Trilogy (waiting until they are all out) and Annihilation. Both are up my alley!

Mystica said...

All new to me so looking forward to your reviews.