I finished Robert Charles Wilson’s Darwinia (1998). I got a paperback copy (Thank you Red Reviewer!) but then the ebook copy arrived from the library and I ended up reading the book on the iPad. I’d read a few reviews of the book, so I thought I had a good idea of what to expect, but I was wrong.
In 1912, overnight, a large portion of Europe is replaced by an alien, unpeopled landscape. A scientific expedition sets forth to explore and if possible discover how and why this has happened. I would have liked more on the exploration, less of the politics (perhaps that’s a reaction to current events), and a little less of the way-out cosmic “explanation” for the whole business. Still, an intriguing book.
I returned two other library books as I had no time to read them before they came due. Now I’ll get back to The Vinyl Detective – Written in Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel, which I was about halfway through when the library book came. I’m not used to setting a book down at the midpoint and picking it back up a week or two later, but I was enjoying it so I’m sure it will be fine.
Barbara finished Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre, which, she didn’t like as much as the previous books by the author she has read. Now she’s reading Lost and Gone Forever, by Alex Grecian, the latest in the novels of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad. It’s a series she’s been enjoying a lot.
What about you?
What are you reading?