Wednesday, May 20, 2009

William Boyd...

Taking a break from Amelia, I am plunging into yet another novel by William Boyd. This time it's Brazzaville Beach. Having just started it, and regardless of the negative comments in the New York Times review, there's no feedback yet, but knowing William, there is hope for another absorbing book.

Meanwhile, in the ebook arena, I am reading Running From the Deity in the Flinx of the Commonwealth series by Alan Dean Foster. One of the most lyrical and fun of that series, after a couple of hum-drum entries. It's almost a comedic farce, and a lot of fun. Running from the Deity is what really happens when an advanced civilization clashes with a world which hasn't space flight or real knowledge of galactic flight...probably a more real picture than Star Trek would give us!