Sunday, November 29, 2015

27. Rising Tide

By Rajan Khanna (268 pp)

This is the sequel to Falling Sky which I read at this time last year.  The story is set in post-apocalyptic earth where a virus has turned part of the population into feral killers. This book focuses on the scientists who are trying to save the day and a bunch of bad people who have other plans. Lots of action and complicated relationships. Recommend.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

26. Blasphemy

By Sherman Alexie (464 pp)

This is a collection of short pieces. Some of them aren't stories. What do we call them, fragments? I mostly loved it, especially the stories that I've already read. The pieces that didn't work for me, didn't work at all. I had a lot of deja vu while I was reading, to the point where I wondered if I'd already read this book. But I know I haven't. My favorite story that I read this morning is called "The Search Engine." It's about a Indian woman going to college in Spokane who finds a book of poems in the library. The book is by a Spokane Indian and it's never been checked out. She goes on a mission to find the author and nothing happens the way you would expect. Recommend.