Tag: books

June 24, 2013

Although many of you know me as a science fiction fan, I probably read as much, if not more, crime fiction than sf. Quite a bit of it is American crime fiction, so it is nice to discover a local author. Jim Kelly has been…

Read the PostDeath Wore White by Jim Kelly

January 5, 2013

Last year, I caught an episode of a TV Miniseries, and it looked interesting. I never did see the whole thing, but it did cause me to check out the book it was based on. It has since sat on my Kindle, until just before…

Read the PostThe Company by Robert Littell

October 16, 2012

The sample of Back Story by David Mitchell very quickly turned into a book purchase. I’ve only read a couple of chapters yet, but it is pleasantly written, very much capturing Mitchell’s voice.

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October 15, 2012
October 10, 2012

Suffering currently from conjunctivitis, I’ve found that watching TV irritates me, but I have been able to read my Kindle comfortably. Which is why I have managed to speed through Peter Hamilton’s latest mega-novel in faster than usual (for me) time. Which is probably good,…

Read the PostGreat North Road by Peter Hamilton

September 26, 2012

Earlier I mentioned I’d ordered this book, which the film Countdown was based on. It arrived a couple of days ago, and I’ve just finished it. The book tells the (fictional) story of a more perilous alternative to the Apollo mission, evolved from the fear…

Read the PostThe Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls

September 22, 2012
September 17, 2012

I’m currently reading this book, and was just struck by what I felt was a terrific descriptive passage, about the Ford Motor Company.

It’s a lengthy passage (a couple of pages), but I didn’t want to cut it short.
Read the Post Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides: Excerpt

September 12, 2012
August 25, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/8gZXj0k [Added 26 August] I am actually considering reading it again, right now, as I am not sure I completely understood everything. Now that doesn’t normally sound like…

Read the PostThe Quantum Thief

July 28, 2012
July 22, 2012