Bite sized reading

62 thoughts
last posted Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

40 earlier thoughts

  • No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe. Still working my way through the Nigerian classics. This is sort-of part of a trilogy, and all three novels have depressing endings in very different ways. I’ll likely re-read all three though.
  • Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch. Fifth in the series, still liking it.
  • Tempest In The Tea Room and Too Many Coins by Libi Astaire. These were OK. I liked that they were set in a Jewish context, but I did feel that the clue to the resolution of the mystery in Tempest In The Tea Room was made really really explicit over and over and over again, to the point where I wondered if it was going to be a red herring. I also found the conversational language very stilted. I probably won’t read more in the series, unless someone makes me a very enthusiastic recommendation.
  • Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman. I enjoyed this one, though I did feel it might have been better as a novel rather than a novella — it seemed to stop fairly abruptly, and since there’s clearly going to be more in the series, why not give us a bit more of the story?

21 later thoughts