It was a hard lesson to learn but I now know that there is no way I will possibly read all the books that I want to. There just isn't enough time and the time I do have will be cut further in the next few months. It's time to be a little more selective about what I pick up then; especially if I want to make the most of the time and, you know, actually enjoy what I'm reading :o)
So where does that leave the 'almost' books then? Those books that look very intriguing but don't quite match my mood (or whatever)? Even if you haven't read a book, you can still talk about it (well only up to a point but you know what I mean...) and so an occasional series of posts were born. A book turns up that I think looks like something you might like; I'm not going to read it but I'll point you in its direction.
A book like 'Theatre of the Gods' for example...
This is the story of M. Francisco Fabrigas, philosopher, heretical
physicist, and perhaps the greatest human explorer of all ages, who took
a shipful of children on a frightening voyage through dimensions filled
with deadly surprises, assisted by a teenaged Captain, a brave deaf
boy, a cunning blind girl, and a sultry botanist, all the while pursued
by the Pope of the universe and a well-dressed mesmerist.
plots, cannibal cults, demonic creatures, madness, mayhem, murderous
jungles, the birth of creation, the death of time, and a creature called
the Sweety: all this and more waits beyond the veil of reality.
'Theatre of the Gods' looks like the kind of 'Weird Sci-Fi' that I would enjoy if my head was a little less frazzled right now. A quick read of Niall's review confirmed my suspicions. I couldn't read past the first couple of chapters of 'Embassytown' without getting a vicious headache and that's not an experience I care to repeat! 'Theatre of the Gods' looks like it could be fun though and that's enough to get a mention here. If anyone does pick it up, leave a comment here and tell me what you think.
Have a look at the Blacklist site for an extract from the book and then stay awhile to drink in the deliciously dark atmosphere they're creating over there. It's all good.