Monthly Archives: December 2007
Barry Schwartz – The Paradox Of Choice
Michael Connelly – The Poet
I started reading this not realizing that it was written in 1997, and was put off by the clunky use of technology (laptops, digital cameras, modems??). Once I got that cleared up, though, it turned into a great little serial killer thriller.
Allen Steele – Spindrift
The crew of the long-lost ship Galileo show up at the end of Coyote Frontier; this book tells the story of how they came to be long-lost, and what happened to them during their long-lostness.
Michael Connelly – The Narrows
Follow-up to The Poet. The killer is back, and on Harry Bosch’s turf.
Michael Connelly – The Closers
Harry Bosch back in the LAPD after a spell of semi-retirement.
Alastair Reynolds – Century Rain
Noir-ish time travel parallel universe type thing. With a laboured ending. Meh.
Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer
Charles Stross – The Jennifer Morgue
Follow-up to The Atrocity Archives, in which Bob Howard finds himself turned into James Bond-style protagonist as a result of the Bad Guy using a peculiar geas to protect his evil plans from being foiled. Lovecraftian horror + big budget spy action = lots of fun.
Peter Watts – Blindsight
Fascinating and scary first contact story that explores the nature of intelligence and consciousness in a way that leaves you questioning your own thought processes.