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November 1, 2012

Books of 2012 – October

Filed under: books of 2012,books read — lexifab @ 10:27 am

A very quick entry because I did not get through very many titles last month:

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher – The…12th (I think, or maybe the¬†13th) instalment in the Harry Dresden novels, and the one about which I feel least comfortable saying anything, because spoilers. Most of the novels in this series can be summarised thus: Harry, a Chicago wizard PI, ¬†takes on what looks like a simple case involving the supernatural, albeit one with worrying implications. It soon turns out that the case is far more complicated, dangerous and potentially apocalyptic than he realised. Wisecracks, explosions and magical mayhem duly follow, and there is a very big fight at the end. Butcher knows how to construct a really tight action-adventure story and roll it out at decent pace (although this one is a little slower and more reflective than most because of spoilers). If you happen to want to read them, though, I strongly recommend skipping the first couple and jumping straight to book 3 Summer Knight.

Anywhere but Earth by Various (Edited by Keith Stevenson) – Massive volume of short stories that I spent most of the month reading. I reviewed it last week, you may recall.

These bring my annual total of non-comic books read to 52 (I think). I am not likely to make my target of 80 books, but I’m still doing okay, I’d say.

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