I last updated my books read so far this year in May and I haven't done any blogging of them since then, I have though been reading, trying to keep at least one book a month in the bag along with all the internet reading I do.
So here's the next crop. Simple books first:
Dr Who and the Hand of Fear, Warriors of the Deep and Made of Steel are two classic Target and one newer Quickread books all by Terrance Dicks. Yet again a set of three books from my sister and from a second-hand stall and a quick and fun set to read. I enjoyed plenty 🙂
I also read a semi-adult Doctor Who, Last man Running, quite a good read with an interesting conceit concerning Leela's relationship to the fourth doctor, and since Leela was an early crush of mine a story with plenty of Amazonian Who-companion action was certainly appreciated.
And onto the best book I read recently and the first of a trilogy. It is Duncton Wood a rather excellent Fantasy story based around moles. The idea of an epic story with moles as the central chacaters is slightly odd and most would see this as a children's book, but I assure you it is not. The book workds on a great number of levels and i feel that although it is a great story for mature children it is so deep, rich and i have to say greatly emotive that it easily satisfies the lusts of an aduklt reader. I was toatlly engrossed in the story and found that I often had to stop reading it for days on end as the emotions is stirred in me were so strong I was unable to continue without calming myself for the next onslaught. It has been a good while since a book lifted my spirits or wrenched me with sorrow so expertly as this book did. i think it may be a couple of months before I feel strong enough to read the second in the trilogy as I cannot see how it can be as great a story as that of Bracken and Rachel and if it is I need a couple of months easier emotions in my reading material.
The next four books I have started and are in various states of reading (I tend to read more than one book at any one time as I have different reading places, front room, travelling book, bedroom book – always usually novels for the final two locations and technical/factual books in the front room).
They are Adobe Premier for Dummies, The Truth (Terry Pratchett), The Prefect (Alistair Reynolds) and Wicked. As is my usual style I will talk about them more when i have finished them, barring The Truth which is an old favourite and a re-read book – I have read this, like other Discworld books, several times. I think this is the third reading of the Truth and it gets to be as much fun each time I delve into it. William de Worde is one of the great single-issue Pratchett heroes.
Ah well, that's it for now…