Monday, March 27, 2006

Did Not Complete - Viriconium

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). 

1 comment:

Nick said...

Mwahaha, my persuasive powers cannot be resisted.

Behold my powers of prediction!

In two, perhaps three, weeks from now you shall - in a fevered state! - order parts five and six in the Malazan series from Resistance is futile. We are the Erikson.