Friday, May 06, 2016

What I read -- April 2016



“All Those Vanished Engines” by Paul Park. What a great title! I don’t know why I requested this originally, but it came and I wasn’t really in the mood for a “difficult” book. And it looked difficult. The blurbs made it sound difficult. But then I started, and I read like 50 pages (20%) in a sitting, so clearly it was fine. I didn’t really know what was going on most of the time. The characters were interesting, but after a while I lost track of time and who was who. This book might have gone better for me if I’d read it over a couple of days, rather than a couple of weeks. If I read it again right away, it might all make sense. Alas, it was a library book and already overdue, so that’s not going to happen. 

“The Raven King” by Maggie Stiefvater. When this came in the mail the boy took off with it, and then said “read it by Sunday, we need to talk.” Not a problem actually. Though that conversation went something like
Oh my god Noah.
Oh my god Glendower.
Oh my god Cabeswater.
Oh my god Mr. Grey!
Oh my god Maura.
It probably didn’t help that Ed was wandering around, and he gets it next, so we couldn’t really say sentences with spoilers in them. Though really we were communicating pretty well.

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