I’ve already blown past my reading goal for the year on Goodreads (bragging, maybe, but most of the books were graphic novels, which is sort of cheating), so I thought it was high time I started reading something that would offer a bit of a challenge.
Armada is Ernest Cline’s pitch for a Last Starfighter reboot, tailor-made for the inevitable blockbuster film adaptation. It improves on the movie in a number of ways but introduces new problems of its own; although it is more grounded and believable than the original, the plotting is slapdash and the pop culture references are overwhelming.
Shortly after I posted my glowing, enthusiastic review of Scribd’s service (especially its audiobook selection), they decided to blow up their entire business model and the app went swiftly downhill.
Scott Hawkins’ The Library at Mount Char is dark, weird and funny. It’s basically the perfect book for me. I knew I was going to love it within a few sentences, and so far it hasn’t disappointed.