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Figured I'd give some literary fiction a spin after the indulgent genre fiction that was Leviathan's Wake. Has anybody read the other books in the series? How are they?
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Finished Yiddish Policeman's Union yesterday. What a great novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
It follows the story of Meyer Landsman, a detective who finds a dead man in the hotel he is living out of. The story follows his journey around Stika (in Alaska) which, instead of Israel, became the place for Jews to live following WW2. The investigation (as in all great detective stories, except Sherlock, that is) goes awry, and becomes infinitely more complex.
The author (Michael Chandon) has an extremely entertaining, engaging and visceral use of language. I found that even when the story wasn't drawing me in I just loved how he wrote. The detective is divorced, and the descriptions of how he considers he old relationship, in particular, are amazing and beautiful.
Highly recommended. One of the better books I've read this year.
Finally got around to reading The Forever War. I think the concept of having to deal with constant change due to relativity quite interesting. Not 100% a fan of the ending, but I do see why people love it so much. Definitely one I'm going to have to purchase at some point rather than just rent from the library.
Also read Caliban's War. Good, Leviathan Wakes is better, not too deep (just like LW). I'll probably pick up Abbadon's Gate at some point in the near future, most definitely before school starts back up.
The trip to the library was really nice, in addition to those two I picked up The Unincorporated Man and His Dark Materials.
Edited by thewho13 - 6/18/13 at 8:04pm