Saturday, July 19, 2014

Open Season, by Archer Mayor

Title: Open Season
Author: Archer Mayor
Borrowed from Kindle Lending Library
Started: 7/6/2014
Finished: 7/18/2014

First book in the Joe Gunther mystery series. Not bad, some of it was very good. But it's not great or polished. Shows promise, might try the second book eventually.

The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht

Title: The Tiger's Wife
Author: Téa Obreht
Borrowed from DC Public Library (audiobook)
Started: 7/3/2014
Finished: 7/18/2014

This was a recommendation from a coworker, and a good one at that. Very enjoyable book, ending was a bit abrupt, but that's a minor criticism for a book like this I really enjoyed.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Eternity Road, by Jack McDevitt

  • Title:  Eternity Road
  • Author:  Jack McDevitt
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Kindle Book)
  • Started:  6/20/2014
  • Finished:  7/5/2014
Another post-apocalyptic novel, ok but not great.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Darwin Elevator, by Jason Hough

  • Title:  The Darwin Elevator
  • Author:  Jason Hough
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 6/16/2014
  • Finished:  7/2/2014
I found this one, as I have found a few others, by checking what audiobooks my library offers that have been ready by Simon Vance (whom I've often praised here for his reading of the Aubrey/Maturin/Master & Commander series).  Anyway, I had seen Darwin Elevator on the library site for a long time, but avoided it because of the extremely cheesy book cover.
Well, you know the old saying.  While this isn't a masterpiece, it is a very fun space/sci fi/action story, the first of 3 (I believe) in a series.  The book was written well enough (and read great as always by Vance), to keep me interested in moving on to the next book in the series.