Reading project, week ending 30 Dec 2018

What have I read this week?

Strange Weather by Joe Hill

This is a collection of four novellas. I quite enjoyed the first and last, really disliked the second, and didn’t like the third much either. I wouldn’t recommend this.

A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon

This is a SF novel about a man called Nyquist who is a private detective. He lives in Dayzone, a city where it is always light, and he has taken a case searching for a girl called Eleanor Bale. I found this slow going, but eventually managed to get into it. I found the idea more interesting than the execution, to be perfectly honest.

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi

This is an SF novella set in the same universe as Lock In. It’s exactly what it says: an accompanying book to the rest of the series. I enjoyed it, but I don’t know how interesting someone who hadn’t read any of the books would find it.

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

This is a SF novella. It’s quite noir-ish, which I enjoyed. It was a great fun read – I really liked it.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

This is a children’s book about a boy called Bod who grows up in a graveyard raised by ghosts. I really enjoyed it.

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

This is a collection of short stories. They are inspired by or retold versions of fairy tales and myths. I enjoyed them, but some of them are definitely horrifying.

© bardofupton 2018

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