Sunday, November 1, 2009

Electron Deficient Entertainment - Meh Edition

Stardust - Neil Gaiman. Good read, strange how different it was from the movie, but much better. The book better than the movie? Hard to believe I know.
Child of Fire - Harry Connolly. The problem with most modern fantasy is that it's not Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which I guess is not incredibly modern, but is modern enough to warrant comparison. A Madness of Angels is better, but still not up to the same standard.
A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin. See above.
Altered Carbon - Richard Morgan. Not bad, but in a world where people switch bodies on a regular basis and can have psychosurgery to recover from traumatic events, why is it a struggle for highly trained supersoldier protagonist to quit smoking?
Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson. Neuromancer was pretty good once you accept it was written in the 1980s. Mona Lisa Overdrive was also written in the eighties, but is not good.

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