Friday, 27 December 2013
Books in the Post (Father Christmas Edition)
Well, there was going to be a 'Fantasy Masterworks picture here but the picture and blogger have apparently decided not to get on with each other; Christmas Spirit only lasts a couple of days I guess :o) What I'll do instead is say that I was given 'Peace' (Gene Wolfe) & 'The Iron Dragon's Daughter' (Michael Swanwick) by my folks (thanks!) and 'The Phoenix and the Mirror' by Sue's folks (thanks!) The rules clearly state (well they don’t but…) that I can break my ‘second hand bookshops only’ rule for Christmas’ and birthdays so there you go. I’ve still to read a full length novel by Gene Wolfe and ‘Peace’ looks like a nice quick(ish) read to address that shortfall, ‘The Iron Dragon’s Daughter’ looks interesting as well (especially after reading 'The Year of the Three Monarchs' and getting a feel for what Swanwick's writing can be like). I actually started reading ‘The Phoenix and the Mirror’ on the way to work this morning (yep, I had to go to work this morning…) and what I’ll say right now is that it’s the book I’ve been looking for without realising it. More on that when I post my review.