Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Books

Yesterday was my birthday and I received three very yummy books.


1. The Road - Cormac McCarthy - 978-0-307-38489-9
Which has been on my Amazon Wish List since January! McCarthy earned a Pulitzer Prize for this post-apocalyptic novel.


2. Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond - 0-393-31755-2
Another Pulitzer winner of a history of the world and the fates of human societies. Seems very interesting, heard nothing but good stuff about this one.


3. Acacia - Book 1 - The War with the Mein - David Anthony Durham - 978-0-385-50606-9 First I've heard of this novel or it's author. But I'm very exicted to dive deep into this new world! I love epics!


I couldn't have been happier with these choices. I'm glad that people out there buy great gifts!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Revelation Space

Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds
0441008356

'It was better to live; better to carry a memory of a memory, than suffer
the vast burden of knowing.' - pg 458

I finished this novel two weeks ago, and finally found the stamina to write a quick blurb on it.


"Mundane prologue to an absolutely riveting finale". - omninaif

Maybe it was the fact that I had previously read the first 70 page about 6 months earlier and finally got around to finishing it. It was difficult, in the fact, that I had forgotten much of the plot and characters. So I suppose it was my fault that the first 300 pages seemed to rattle on endlessly. But I stand on the fact that this book ends with a bang. Reynolds would still have to be my favorite SF writer.

Next from him would be his 'Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days.'