Book 3 in the series 'The Long Reach', I was somewhat disappointed by book 2, I sussed out who the bad guy was a third of the way through, I hope it isn't as obvious in this third story of the autistic detectiveFinished it and straight on to book 2 in the series "I can see you"
So far, I’m enjoying The Last Unicorn . Didn’t he write a sequel to it recently?I read the first Dragonflight story when it was in the Hugo winners anthology, and decided not to go any further with the series. Just not my cup of tea. The only McCaffrey I really like is The Ship Who Sang.
The Last Unicorn is extraordinary. I can also recommend Beagle's earlier fantasy novel A Fine and Private Place very highly.
The novelette "Two Hearts" is a "coda" to the novel, they say, and won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award. First appearance here:So far, I’m enjoying The Last Unicorn . Didn’t he write a sequel to it recently?
The only McCaffrey book I've read and enjoyed is a Pern book from the late 1980s. Can't remember the title but it involved training little dragons and avoiding the thread fall. (Dragonsdawn?)I read the first Dragonflight story when it was in the Hugo winners anthology, and decided not to go any further with the series. Just not my cup of tea. The only McCaffrey I really like is The Ship Who Sang.
I read that one a couple of months back and completely agree with your one quibble which I would extend to be my one quibble with pretty much all of Morgan's work. He seems to feel it's necessary to insert one or two graphically detailed scenes into each of his books and, frankly, I don't thing he does them too well. Though come to think of it I'm not sure I've found any author that does explicit sex scenes particularly well. But maybe that's just because I don't particularly like explicit sex scenes and I very very rarely consider them to have been important to the story.To my great delight, I found out about a new novel by Richard Morgan, Thin Air (thanks @Werthead). Grabbed it right away and found it mostly delightful. The usual gritty style that Morgan does so well. Great story and a good read. Only one quibble: The sex scenes. They seemed very mechanistic, if that makes sense. And to all you authors out there: Trust your readers to have an imagination and let us use it from time to time. Both sides'll profit.
That sounds familiar, I'm gonna have to search my ebook files now.Then started on some lighter reading: Michael Cobley, Splintered Suns. A swashbuckling SciFi adventure. Not outstanding, but entertaining. If you ever need a light read to fill time, this might be one to fit the bill
I have read 'Too like the Lighting' and I loved it. But it may be one of those books you either love or hate. If you love it, than several rereads are required to appreciate all the levels, knowing the narrator is unreliable and the Hives probably have redacted, before the narration got published in what would then be a new world-order. All this can be deduced from the very first page, and this is how you should read it.Currently I'm reading:
Kobo - Ada Palmer's "Too Like the Lightning"
I've heard nothing but praise for this book, but darned if I can tell why it's so highly praised. So far, about 90 pages in, it has managed to keep my attention, barely, but it won't take much to have me moving on to the next on the infinite TBR list.