Saturday, April 29, 2006

Book catchup

I'm reading so many pieces of different books, as always, but I'm shamed to say I waited so long to blog on the last 2 I finished that I almost forgot what they were!

Book #7 - The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. For book club in March. I like the premise and I enjoy a good archeological/ historical mystery. BUT. For me it was a little too focused on the events of 3 days. Too much on the minute details of life at Princeton - like it was trying to be 2 very different things. I wanted to see more about what happened as they acted on their discovery of the ancient text's true meaning. There were a few good quotes. Not too bad overall, but I don't think I'd really seriously compare it to Eco.

Book #8 - Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson. A bit hokey of a premise that annoyed me at first. So many things seemed tired. But the story was compelling enough to draw me in, to keep me wondering about what might happen next, even after I'd set it aside. One of those guilty pleasures, I guess. And some of the "our world" things so out of place in the "strange world" became endearing.

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