What have I read this week? Quite a few, this time.
The Book of the New Sun: Vol 1: Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
This book consists of the science fiction novels The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator. They are about a man called Severian who is a torturer. He lives in the far future. I didn’t particularly like or dislike this. I enjoyed the world, but it didn’t really click for me. I probably will read the last two books, just to find out how what happens, happens.
Archer’s Goon by Dianna Wynne Jones
This is a children’s fantasy novel about a boy called Howard. He comes home one day to find a very large man there waiting for Howard’s father to write something. I enjoyed this. The characters are interesting and the world is fascinating.
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
This is a time travel novel about a man called Doyle who is an expert on Coleridge. He is asked to do a job for a rich man and it ends up being far more complicated than he anticipated. I enjoyed this. I like the plot and the characters, and it managed to do time travel without a bunch of loopholes, which I appreciate.
Where We Land by Abigail Barnette
This is a romance novel about Daniel and Lauren, who end up becoming roommates. I liked it. It’s very sweet and I liked the characters, even though romance novels are not really my thing.