As noted last time, I have been reading Rift in the Sky by Julie Czerneda, the third book in her Clansmen trilogy. I’m not quite sure what to say.
I liked the first two books, and liked this one most of the way through, then it became a different book, as the group from the pastoral, no-tech planet Cersi arrived at a new (to them) planet and were without warning inserted into advanced civilization and technology with it’s inherent evils. Perhaps if I’d read the following books first, this wouldn’t have been a problem, but for me it was such a jarring shift I put the book down without finishing it. I’ve never before quit a book so close to the end.
Wanting to read something completely different, so I’ve just started A Murder Coming, a collection of mystery short stories by James Powell. I’ve heard good things about the author but have not previously read any of his work. I’m also reading an anthology for an upcoming Friday Forgotten Book post.
Barbara finished, and quite enjoyed The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri, the third Inspector Salvo Montalbano mystery. Now she has a stack of things from the library, and has started Before He Finds Her Michael Kardos.
The blurb: “Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong.”
How about you? What are you reading?