Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

Recent Reads

As catalogued on LibraryThing:

  • Cowl by Neal Asher (link)
  • The Bogie Man by John Wagner (link)
  • The Moomins And The Great Flood by Tove Jansson (link)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore (link)
  • Plague War by Jeff Carlson (link)
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (link)
  • Debatable Space by Philip Palmer (link)
  • Red Chrysanthemum: A Thriller by Laura Joh Rowland (link)
  • Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim Versus The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley (link)
  • Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley (link)
  • Hunter's Run by George R. R. Martin (link)
  • Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen (link)
  • The Third Claw of God by Adam-troy Castro (link)
  • Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe by James M. Ward (link)
  • Scott Pilgrim, Vol 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley (link)
  • Scott Pilgrim, Vol 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley (link)
  • Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt (link)
  • The Assassin's Touch by Laura Joh Rowland (link)
  • The Quiet War by Paul J. McAuley (link)
  • Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie (link)
  • Fish Out of Water by MaryJanice Davidson (link)
  • Trick or Treat by Kerry Greenwood (link)
  • Ragamuffin by Tobias S. Buckell (link)
  • The Third Lynx by Timothy Zahn (link)
  • Wyrmhole by Jay Caselberg (link)
  • Flash by L. E. Modesitt Jr. (link)
  • The Ship Avenged by S.M. Stirling (link)
  • War Surf by M. M. Buckner (link)
  • Mister Monday by Garth Nix (link)
  • Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (link)
  • An Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair (link)
  • Wren's Quest by Sherwood Smith (link)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (link)
  • People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman (link)

  • 34 in total in this batch. That's 52 for the year so far.

    6 of the books were graphic novels, 4 were YA, 5 were thrillers, 5 were fantasy, 1 was literary fiction, 13 were SF.

    Stand outs from this batch:

    Hoot, Carl Hiassen writing YA with the same verve and passion as his adult thrillers. The Third Claw of God, Adam-troy Castro doing interesting things with the SF mystery, in a locked space-elevator. Blood Engines, T.A. Pratt offering a decidedly noir take on the modern urban fantasy (and a lovely approach to San Francisco). The Quiet War, Paul McAuley finally filling in the promise of his Quiet War short fiction with a novel full of metaphor and gravitas. Trick or Treat, Kerry Greenwood's baker sleuth deals with rivalry in the world of Melbourne bread and a mystery left over from a forgotten piece of the Holocaust. The Moomins and the Great Flood, Tove Jansson's first Moomin tale, a novella of hope written first on the eve, and then in the aftermath, of war.

    (The recent redesign of LibraryThing has added a little too much JavaScript to make working with their table HTML easy, so I'm now using the mobile view as my source for these posts.)
    Tags: books, reading
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