Reading through Tor.com’s best SFF novels of the decade readers’ poll results and Thom’s tweet reminded me an update was due. Since writing Books I have read — nay, devoured — the following books…
- Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons, he of the awesome Hyperion Omnibus and Endymion Omnibus
- Oryx and Crake, on a whim I decided to try a new author and this turned out to be a great read
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (the inevitable finale of the Millennium Trilogy)
- King Rat (bought back in early November, but somehow never got in to it)
I finished King Rat just today, and I’d recommend it – it’s an interesting twist on an old story, and had relatively few typos and editing errors (9), way less than Carrion Comfort and the notorious Forge of God. You can keep track of the typos at Highlights and Notes from Andrew Savory, if you so desire.
As for Carrion Comfort – it was good, but felt a bit too long at times (a Dan Simmons trademark).
A random fact for you: the author of King Rat and Perdido Street Station (next on my reading list), China Miéville, comes from Norwich, where I went to university and have a house.
I’m also attacking the dead trees version of Fantasy Island but as I’m loath to lug 260 sheets of paper around with me, that’s taking quite some time to finish.
Now, back to the Kindle…