I am sad to report that I will not be completing M. John Harrison’s Viriconium. I made it some 60 pages into the first book The Pastel City, but the book just could not hold my interest. I started this book way back before The Reality Dysfunction, Claw of the Conciliator, Finding Serenity, and Hyperion. I have finished three of those books and I’m now farther into Hyperion than I was into Viriconium. I know it’s a collection of three short novels and some short stories, but if I can’t make it through one short novel because I don’t care what happens, it isn’t worth the time spent reading. Maybe there is something really special later on in the book, but I just won’t be finding out.
This way I’ll be able to get through what I have at home: Hyperion, A Knight of the Word, and Legacies. When that is done, I think I’ll be bringing home Memories of Ice from the library and get back into this Malazan world. Now I wonder if the library has more of Erikson’s novellas (I do believe The Healthy Dead is next since I’ve read Blood Follows).