Tuesday, May 01, 2007

April 2007 Reading

1. Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial - James Luceno
2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town - Cory Doctorow
3. Keeping It Real - Justina Robson
4. The Door Through Space - Marion Zimmer Bradley
5. Mind of My Mind - Octavia Butler
6. The Jennifer Morgue - Charles Stross
7. The White Rose - Glen Cook
8. Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link
9. Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn
10. Missile Gap - Charles Stross
11. 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die - Stephen Farthing (editor)
12. The Empire of Ice Cream - Jeffrey Ford
13. Ulysses - James Joyce
14. Zeppelins West - Joe R. Lansdale
15. Spellbinder - Melanie Rawn
16. Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead - Alan DeNiro
17. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
18. Louisiana Breakdown - Lucius Shepard
19. The Boar - Joe R. Lansdale
20. Ally - Karen Traviss
21. Survivor - Octavia Butler

Best Book(s) of the Month: His Majesty's Dragon, Kitty Takes a Holiday
Disappointment of the Month: The Empire of Ice Cream
Pleasant Surprise of the Month: Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead
Novella of the Month: Zeppelins West
Overrated Classic of the Month: Ulysses
Worst Read of the Month: Ulysses

There is likely a pending review for Ally and possibly for Louisiana Breakdown (the short version: I rather enjoyed the Karen Traviss and Louisiana Breakdown is a creative work of short fantasy and worth reading, though not amazingly outstanding). If I review Survivor it will be with the bottom line being: disappointing for Butler.

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