Monday, November 06, 2006

Well, for various reasons I’ve not been reading as much as usual, and my ‘to read’ pile has been stacking up. First on my list upon returning to it was Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell. It’s always a little worrying reading a book by an author you’ve had contact with since you always feel the urge to say something nice even if you don’t mean it. I’ve tried to hammer down on that over the last few years. Now I will only comment on a book if it is one that grabs me and keeps me focused on it throughout; one I’ll read in preference to doing just about anything else. I’m happy to say that Crystal Rain is such a book. It’s got all the stuff I like: a bastard superhuman immortal, cruel rip-your-guts-out aliens, action, characters I cared about and a good story. If you like my stuff, I rather think you’ll like this too.


bascule said...

Consider it Amazoned.

I've only just got hold of "Blindsight" by Peter Watts from your last recommended books post. Which is languishing on my "To Be Read" pile. I'd just started a ginormous Alistair Reynolds when it was delivered.

bw said...

one of my favs too - and a local ohio author for me! :)

Alex Cull said...

Looks good, thanks Neil, I'll add this to my (already too vast) list of things to be read!