Margaret (pling) wrote,

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Books read last week

"The Chosen" by Ricardo Pinto (Re-read.)
"The Standing Dead" by Ricardo Pinto (New. I finally got round to re-reading The Chosen so that I could read the sequel - I do like these books, and would recommend them for their very different fantasy world, but there are things I'm not so keen on - the lack of 'real' female characters for instance. In some ways this makes sense - the protagonist is male, 15, gay and a member of the ruling class, so what does he care about the women? He doesn't even fancy them ... it does improve in the second book, which fits in terms of the story too, but still I didn't end up much caring about any of the women.)

"Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss (New. I'd heard lots of good things about this book, and it was definitely one of the funniest reads I've had all year. I'm a little bit of a punctuation pedant anyway, so it was pretty much garunteed to please)

"Gridlinked" by Neal Asher (New. Thought I should start buying Asher's books as I've enjoyed the ones from the library so much - this is one I'd not seen in the library ever, so a doubly good one to pick up. I was right in my comments on Line of Polity back in June - some of the characters were the same, and it's pretty much a direct sequel to Gridlinked)

"Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain 850-1520" by Christopher Dyer (New. Just started this - it's an economic history of the middle ages)
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