Taking a cue from Mike:
…minus a few children’s books.
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4 Responses to 2008 reading
There are a few on your grid that I’ve been putting off for a while… mind giving a few quick thumbs up/down for me?
1) Seelected Stories of PKD
(1) PKD selected stories: a good round-up of his work, I thought. Organized chronologically so you can see the progression of his style and the perseverence of his themes. Thumbs up.
(2) Wastelands: best collection I read during all of ’08. Highly recommended. Big thumbs up.
(3) Algebraist: /meh. I think I felt about this one like you felt about Anathem.
(4) Hyperion: mixed feelings. Conceptually interesting. Parts of it were great. Others mediocre. I wouldn’t go so far as to “thumbs down” it but don’t rush it to the top of your list.
Excellent! Thanks for the pointers. I suppose the PKD collection stands to reason to be good, but the others… not so much. I have sworn off zombie fiction for a while, but Wasteland does not contain those shambling fiends right?
@Mike: that is correct. No zombies in Wastelands. Strictly “realistic” eschatology.