September 10th, 2015

tardis

The Shadow in the Glass, by Justin Richards and Stephen Cole

Second paragraph of third chapter:
'I was sorry to leave the pre-fab,' he continued stoically, 'but since Mags went, well... didn't need so much space. Got a bedsit, now. You know.'
At the height of the Arthur C. Clarke shortlisting, I rather dropped out of the habit of blogging my reading of the older Doctor Who novels here; I don't have Thoughts about very many of them, but I may revisit one or two in days to come. Anyway, new term, time to start again perhaps with this story uniting the Sixth Doctor and the Brigadier in investigating the true facts of alien involvement in the death of Adolf Hitler. It's generally well-researched, but there is a little bit of a sense of historical box-ticking, and a particularly egregious fridging at the end.
summer

Thursday reading

Current
Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Ancient Languages of Europe, by Roger D. Woodard

Last books finished
Girls in Love, by Jacqueline Wilson
The End of All Things, by John Scalzi (did not finish)
The Shadow in the Glass, by Justin Richards and Stephen Cole
It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, by Seth
The Redbreast, by Jo Nesbø
The Wild Reel, by Paul Brandon (did not finish)
The Sleep of Reason, by Martin Day
Tempest by Christopher Bulis

Next books
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Unlimited Dream Company, by J. G. Ballard