15 March 2012

Recent Books

Posted by Dirk under: books .

A few good books I’ve recently read:

Alden Bell – The Reapers Are The Angels: An odd book but I liked it quite a bit. Sort of The Road meets Night of the Living Dead but not as depressingly grim as The Road.  About a young woman trying to get by in the world after some sort of zombie apocalypse.  I found it to be much more lyrical and literary than I would have expected from a zombie apocalypse book.

Daniel Abraham – The Long Price Quartet (A Shadow in Summer, A Betrayal in Winter, An Autumn War, The Price of Spring):  A four book series of books that starts when the main character is about 10 years old and jumps forward 15 to 20 years or so with every book, continuing to follow the same characters through their lives.

It’s a pretty great series.  Probably unlike any other fantasy series you’ve read, it caught me by surprise at least once.  You should definitely pick this one up while you’re waiting for G.R.R.M. to finish his next book.

Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank (as James S.A. Corey) – Leviathan Wakes:  A gritty noire science fiction detective novel.  Set in our solar system and not too far in the future, a space ship hauling water to Mars (I think) finds a derelict ship and stops to investigate.  And then things go wrong.

Very different than Abraham’s fantasy books, but just as good in it’s own way.

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