Monthly Archives: February 2013

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front is the first in the Dresden Files series, which so far comprises fourteen novels (added to at a rate of roughly one per year), 10 short stories and an abortive TV series. I’m not actually sure where I even heard of the Dresden Files. They are pretty big sellers, as fantasy books go, so I guess it’s just a name that’s been popping up now and then over the last few years and I just decided to take the plunge.

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The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games is the second in the Culture series of sci-fi novels by Iain M Banks. I read the first in the series, Consider Phlebas, early last year. While it was decent enough, it didn’t fill me with a need to immediately read the others. Still, it was good enough to make me want to get around to the next one eventually, hence the delay of over a year until The Player of Games.
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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

I’ve read a few Margaret Atwood books before. I quite liked The Handmaid’s Tale, but it wasn’t as good as I was hoping. I didn’t like The Blind Assassin as much as Handmaid’s Tale. I absolutely loved Oryx & Crake. And now, I loved The Year of the Flood.
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