So here’s the deal: I’m slacking on my book reviews. Not that I haven’t been reading (or listening) to lots of books – in fact, I’m one book ahead where I need to be to complete my 70 book Goodreads challenge.
But I’ve bean bad about doing weekly reviews of individual books so I’m giving myself a break and allowing for Short Book Reviews of an assembled grouping. Without further ado, then, here’s the latest batch of books. Continue reading
Categories: Books, Monki, Reviews, Science Fiction
Tags: astrid lindgren, Brett martin, catch up on the classics, Christopher judge, difficult men, farmer in the sky, heinlein, Jack finney, keller, lawrence block, Pippi longstocking, short book reviews, sopranos
Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Okay, so I’m a Tim Powers fan. I will read everything the man writes and eagerly anticipate the next one. That said, this isn’t the book to start with. The plot, as Powersian as ever, involves a brother and sister who stand to inherit the home which belonged to a relative who raised them after their parents passed away some years earlier. The house has connections (literal and figurative) to the golden years of Hollywood and, like all of Powers’ books of the last couple of decades, involves real life figures and events weaved into an intricately plotted web of fantasy and magic.
Colors of Space, The by Marion Zimmer Bradley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
One of the things I’ve been doing recently is seeking out older works by well known writers, checking in on roots and seeing where they came from. Latest in the effort is one of Marion Zimmer Bradley‘s early works (her fourth novel). Continue reading