Dying in Chargen
Finished Queen of Angels by Greg Bear, next is Slant, then Heads (which I am going to send to someone if they still need it), and Moving Mars to finish the series.
I haven't read them yet, but I knew it wasn't finished. My big beef was I saw Patrick advertise on his Twitter the "Tenth Anniversary Edition" and was like "YOU DON'T GET A TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE SERIES YET!!!" LOLOh. Cool. Another book/series that isn't done..... Should have figured that out, I guess.
I haven't read them yet, but I knew it wasn't finished. My big beef was I saw Patrick advertise on his Twitter the "Tenth Anniversary Edition" and was like "YOU DON'T GET A TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE SERIES YET!!!" LOL
I like Dashell Hammett OK, but Raymond Chandler is where it's at for me. His plots are...occasional, at best, but the phrasing and imagery is just...stunning.My gaming friend from work lent me a book he wants me to read, The Big Book of the Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett. It's a compendium of all 28 stories and two serialized novels from the pulp magazines. I've never read any Dashiell Hammett before but I've recently taken a liking to detective fiction so I'll looking forward to giving him a try. If I like him, this is what I'll be reading for quite some time - the book is 733 pages long, and that's in an oversized book (the pages are 7" by 9.25" with two columns per page).
Dashell Hammett weaves a good solid story, but yeah. They lack a certain something, IMO.I'm only three stories in thus far (each only about 10 pages long), and so far they're...okay. Nothing terrific, but not disappointing. I figure I'll give it a hundred pages or so and see what I think then.
I've never read any Raymond Chandler. Perhaps some day - so many good books to try, so little time...I've long since consigned myself to the sad realization I'll never have time to read all of the books I'd really like to.
I'm trying to decide if I care. The writing is so good.
Glad to hear. I've got the first book of the series that's now on stream reserved at library; but as is usually the case, that'll be a while. Which is OK, as my to be read list is quite long.Finished Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Second half to Six of Crows. Quite enjoyed it. I liked 6oC, but it had some flaws such as the pacing in the first half of the novel and the deux ex machina solutions they came up with in the second. This seemed to be on the money and avoided those pitfalls. The only thing that left me hanging is where the prologue introduced got a somewhat weak closure. Besides that, it wrapped things up. I was ready to end with the second-to-last chapter -- it hit all the emotional points I needed for the denouement. But remember how I said this wrapped up well -- that last chapter was no mistake. Just the last taste of the book on your lips.
Will pick up more by the author.