Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Study in Charlotte


A Study in Charlotte, Brittany Cavallaro

Crude, rough edges. Kids on crack, teen rape. Story? Meh.

BUT--such good characters. Such weird tension/non-tension. Colour and angles.

Best line: Holmes looked like a weapon. Definitely reading the next one.

The Caves of Steel


The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov (x2)

I was surprised at how quaint it was, with women—this is 3000 years in the future remember—relegated to cooking and cleaning for their working husbands. You could think up domed cities and accelerating sidewalks but couldn't imagine women cops?

Ok, but it's well-imagined and a good detective story. Thumbs up.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C. S. Lewis

Good fun, with dragons and bad kids. Bad kids that learn their lesson!

Only, I'm upset about the obvious Jesus stuff. Didn't really need to hear that. Hope it doesn't show through so much in the next books.