Posted by: gisspar | August 19, 2009

No revelations yet

Still slogging through Revelation Space (Alastair Reynolds). I don’t know why this one has been so difficult to get into. And I’m still not sure that I even like it, but I made it past the 50 page mark so I’ll see it through to the end. It’s very murky grey really, with no real hero to pull for. What’s worse is that I know it’s not a one-off so I’ll probably have to get the others just to know how the whole story ends. Arrgh.

For some reason, I started thinking about Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book. Maybe the sense of overwhelming dread in both—the inescapable plague and the inescapable techno-bogeyman. I read that thing three years ago and it still bothers me. Time to go back to a nice Swedish mystery (Kjell Eriksson’s latest, if you’re interested).

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