Margaret (pling) wrote,

Books read last week

"The Lady of the Sorrows" by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. (Library. I really wouldn't recommend this trilogy, it's just so twee. I'll probably read the third one if I see it in the library sometime, just to find out if it can get any worse than the amnesiac heroine turning out to be the sole un-stolen child when the Pied Piper came to town, and then rescuing the spirited away children.)
"Bare Bones" by Kathy Reichs. (Library. Fun as always, not sure about the re-read property of these, but if I do think I want to, I'll buy them then.)
"The Machine Crusade" by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. (Library. Not finished till today. The problem with all of these prequels to the Dune books is that I really want to know what happened, but I'd rather just read a precis of the plot, it'd be a lot less irritating. For instance it (reasonably obviously) tells you that the guy in actual charge of the Jihad is having political rivals assassinated, and then two chapters later states it outright, just in case you were thick as two short planks and missed it first time round. That sort of thing kept jolting me out of readers trance and made me rant at J last night and tonight about the pants-ness of the book. That and the fact that I just don't like any of the characters. There are clear bad-guys, but none of the 'good-guys' are likeable enough to really qualify for the role. They're all petty and misled and bigoted and just generally annoying.)
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