New Reviews: Three of them
September 6, 2003 (11:28 PM) ( link )
ADDED reviews of Jeff VanderMeer's City of Saints and Madmen, Kelley Eskridge's Solitaire, and Robert L Forward's Dragon's Egg. Two good ones, one bad one. Guess which is which!
The only book from the summer I have left to review is Iain M Banks's very polished Inversions. I'm still not entirely sure what to think of the novel. Once I figure it out, though, I'll put up that review, then look over the past year and figure out my favorite novels. That Top 10 list should come out within the week.
Right now I'm poking my way through Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon still. It isn't great--a little bit sterile, in fact--but that may be because I'm reading about 10-15 pages a night, rather than consuming the whole thing at once. The way you read the book is so important in shaping your perception of it; sometimes I think authors should include a page at the front, advising you how you should read their book for maximum impact.