By Dwip August 17, 2003, 6:22 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So a day or two ago I was like “Dammit, enough of this computer game crap. I need a NOVEL.”

This after watching the Star Wars Ep II commentary in lieu of an actual movie. I know. I know. Really.

So I eventually decided on a McCullough. Morgan’s Run, as it happens, which I had thought was pretty decent the first time around, and decided to make sure.

It’s pretty decent. It is, however, not an action-packed book. It’s only a marginally suspenseful book. And you can tell that McCullough likes Richard Morgan perhaps a tad too much. But that’s ok, really. The cool bit is the descriptions of everything. Prisons, Norfolk Island itself… Everything. McCullough’s always been great at it. If nothing else, the book is worth reading just for that.

Less than a hundred pages left in my history of the British Isles, too. Review on that soon, too.

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avatar Comment by Whir #1
August 17, 2003 at 11:27 pm

Dude, Gibson is soooooo good at mood setting and description. Plus, I think you said you’ve never read Neuromancer.

avatar Comment by Regina #2
August 18, 2003 at 5:06 am

I’m in the middle of 3 books right now. I’m about 1/3 of the way through FoTR, somewhere around Day 4 of the Decameron, and 3/4 done the first Terry Pratchett. (Discworld is quite cool. Now throughout the year whenever I get sick of history and 19th century English literature (Dickens/Austen/etc. are on my to-read list this year) I can pick up a new DW book.) And I’m gonna have to put ’em all down soon because I have to do research on my historical characters (remember those?) for school.

So I’ve got those, and then I have to finish that biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine that I started this spring and never did finish, and then I want to read A Tale of Two Cities. And we KNOW other books are gonna crop up in between, because that’s what they did all this summer. I think I read more books that I didn’t intend to than books I did. (The Devil Wears Prada, The Nanny Diaries, The Search for God at Harvard, What’s So Amazing About Grace…the list goes on.)

avatar Comment by Whir #3
August 18, 2003 at 12:17 pm

You people REALLY need to read Neuromancer. I don’t care if you don’t like sci-fi. Read it, or I’ll come to your house and bonk you thoroughly.

avatar Comment by Dwip #4
August 19, 2003 at 12:08 pm

I can but note that Discworld rules muchly.