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.
Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James. Audiobook. Good conclusion. Will probably read more of her work.
Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh. I enjoyed.
Well of Shiuan by C.J. Cherryh. Great evocation of wet. Seriously. I live in a very dry climate and I found myself “feeling” this place.
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh. Audiobook. Re-read. Nice, quirky cast.
The Red Khemeresh by Mab Morris. Novella. Good evocation of a fictional shamanistic culture. As often in novellas, character dimension takes a backseat to setting and plot. Plot seems a prologue to a longer work, rather than a stand-alone piece.