Monday, August 3, 2009

Books Read in July

-The Lie That Tells A Truth, John Dufresne, writing reference, 298 pages
-Bleach: Volume 8¸ Tite Kubo, manga
-Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie, fantasy novel 636 pages
-Chess Story, Stefan Zweig, novel, 84 pages
-The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, YA urban fantasy, 307 pages
-Bleach: Volume 9¸Tite Kubo, manga
-In the Suicide Mountains, John Gardner, fantasy novel, 155 pages
-The Black Company, Glen Cook, fantasy novel, 217 pages
-Shadows Linger, Glen Cook, fantasy novel, 229 pages
-The First Five Pages, Noah Lukeman, writing reference, 197 pages

Good Reading month. The Black Company and Shadows Linger were the biggest surprises. Biggest disappointment was In the Suicide Mountains. Gardner just tends to repeat himself in the later books. Book that was most disturbing: Last Argument of Kings. I didn't like it as much as I imagined I would, based on the previous two volumes in the series. The conclusion was satisfactory but bleak. Not sure how I feel about the whole Quentin Tarentino of High Fantasy.

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