Friday, April 3, 2009

Books I read in March 2009

These are the books I managed to read in March 2009, along with some comments. Most of these comments tend to be smart-ass, which is perhaps an indicator of my personality.

Shadow Unit, Season 1 -- Emma Bull et al.: 2/27/09 - 3/06/09

A cross between the X-Files and Criminal Minds, only in this, Mulder is an alien, and Scully has a sense of humor.

Good reading, especially at the price, which is free. Though donations are accepted. I read this on my Kindle using the Kindle compatible file put together by Arachne Jericho, and available through her website and blog. Lots of good e-book stuff there, both Kindle specific and other formats.

Reaper's Gale -- Steven Erikson: 3/08/09 - 3/20/09

The book that ate New York, and New Jersey, and didn't even get indigestion! Seventh in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, weighing in at 1,260 pages. In one book. A good entry in an excellent series, but the extreme length and plot complexity defy my attempts to wise-crack it.

Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology -- Ed. Nick Gevers: 3/22/09 - 3/28/09

Steam powerd robotz R kool! Blah, skip this book. Will be reviewed in this blog later.

Crystal Rain -- Tobias S. Buckell: 3/28/09 - 3/30/09

Good space Jamaicans vs. eeevvvilll space Aztecs, only everyone has forgotten how to build spaceships and are all reduced to fighting with blimps, swords and spears. I read this one on the Kindle too, and will review it ASAP. Good book.

The Ghost Brigades -- John Scalzi: 3/30/09 - 3/31/09

Superpowered one year olds inhabiting vat grown bodies defend Truth, Justice and the Colonial Way against eeevvvilll aliens who want to eat our children. Good book, building upon and improving upon Old Man's War.

Five books, not a good showing. But in my own defense, I did get injured carrying the Erikson book home from the store and lost a week in a coma.


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