For those of you just discovering this feature, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazine articles.
The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.
Once again, this is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.
Attack on Titan by Hashima Isayama. Manga. Volumes 11-17. A rare story in that the more I read, the more I like it. This has developed far beyond the gross-out horror war story it seemed at the start.
A Box of Pandoras by Steve Brewer. Light, comic mystery set in New Mexico. Good use of setting. New Mexico really IS this weird.
Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James. Audiobook. Into part three and the body count is rising. Not sure how I feel about that… Especially in a mystery in an isolated setting, this seems a very stupid thing for a killer to do.
Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh. The article by Betsy Wollheim celebrating C.J. Cherryh being named this year’s SFWA Grand Master made me realize I’d always meant to read this novel. Just started.
I had a great visit with my mom last weekend, so I didn’t read as much as I usually would. A fair trade indeed.