Little Bit of Reading

As of today, I’m finally about halfway through Peter F. Hamilton’s 6-volume Night’s Dawn trilogy. I finished up “The Neutronium Alchemist – Part 1: Consolidation”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html%3FASIN=0446605174%26tag=writersblog05-20%26lcode=xm2%26cID=2025%26ccmID=165953%26location=/o/ASIN/0446605174%253FSubscriptionId=1N9AHEAQ2F6SVD97BE0, so I’ll be ready to crack open the next volume over the weekend. This is a series that I _am_ enjoying quite a bit – it’s a fascinating and expansive universe, to say the least – but I can’t say that I’m completely enamored with it. It’s not one that I would consider _omg-can’t-put-it-down_ good, though I _am_ curious to see where he’s headed with things. Hamilton has somewhere between six and ten different story arcs running at any given time, all of which overlap with one another from time to time. It’s a lot to keep up with and may, in fact, be taking a little away from my overall enjoyment of the series.

Another novella that I’m keeping tabs on right now is Kealan Patrick Burke’s “Saturday Night at Eddie’s”:http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/saturday-night-at-eddies-by-kealan-patrick-burke/, hosted as a free serial at “Subterranean Press”:http://subterraneanpress.com/. It’s dark, with a hint of the macabre, and an air of mystery that keeps its readers guessing. It’s voiced beautifully, which only adds to its appeal. So, go give it a read. The first three chapters are up right now, with more to come.

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