The Friday Fragments feature lists of what I’ve read over the past week. They are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive list, you can look on my website.
This is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.
I’d love to hear what you’re reading! It’s fun to book chat…
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. Finished/will finish today – depending on when you check this list! I’m sorry not to need to hold myself back… I want more pages!
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. Audiobook. I liked this. It’s very different from the “Old Kingdom” novels, but shows a similar enthusiasm for vivid characters in a well delineated universe – in this case SF, rather than Fantasy.
Coming Home by Jack McDevitt. The latest Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath. McDevitt does a good job juggling two separate but equal plotlines. Many authors would feel a need to force one of the two to provide a solution to the other, but McDevitt doesn’t and, consequently, makes each seem that much more real. McDevitt is also a master of the sequel that doesn’t require a new reader to read a long list of novels before getting to the most current one. But I bet more than one reader will be going back to read the earlier works, either for the first time or over again.
Forerunner by Andre Norton. Future archeology and cool characters. This one would make a great anime.
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones. Charley Davidson is the Grim Reaper… While these books share a lot of similarities with other paranormal romances, I find that the author’s attention to consequences keeps me interested in these.
I’ve now re-read several more of my short stories and written afterpieces for them: “Jeff’s Best Joke,” “Keep the Dog Hence,” “Beneath the Eye of the Hawk,” and others…