[info]limyaael @ 03:50 pm: Not a Good Idea #345
Trying to read Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen, David Anthony Durham's Acacia*, Ian McDonald's Brasyl, and Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union all at the same time. Genres are, in order: next-century dystopia (to give you an idea, Morgan's version of the US is called Jesusland); epic fantasy (complete with infodumping and repetition that makes me roll my eyes, though I like some of the characters and basic ideas); mixture of historical novel, contemporary novel, and near-future SF novel, all set in Brazil (these three strands intertwine with one another, and not all the important words are in the glossary, even though the glossary claims they are there); and alternate history (the biggest Jewish community formed in the Alaskan Panhandle, not in Israel, which collapsed).

Unfortunately, they all came into the library for me at the same time, and I only have two weeks to read them. As well as grade and write and do all the other stuff that comprises my life.


*How lazy am I? This lazy: I couldn't remember Durham's middle name, so I typed it into Google as I was writing this post instead of walking to the book which is less than ten feet away.


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