Wednesday, November 20, 2013

35. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

By James Tiptree, Jr. (508 pp)

This is another one of those short story collections I've had for several years, reading a few stories here and there. I noticed I was about 2/3rds through and decided to hunker down and finish it. Tiptree is really Alice Sheldon. I discovered a Tiptree story called "The Women Men Don't See" in a giant science fiction collection I read a number of years ago. I still love it and re-read it fairly often. The stories in the collection are good but really grim endings so it's kind of a slog to read one story after the other. Many I should re-read since I think I missed something. Lots of vivid images that stick with you. Recommend.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

34. The Shining Girls

By Lauren Beukes (368 pp)

It says on the book jacket that this is Time Traveler's Wife crossed with Silence of the Lambs. I'd say just Silence of the Lambs with time travel. Creepy and hard to put down. Recommend.