Wednesday, December 25, 2019

29. The Anubis Gates

By Tim Powers (375 pp. ebook)

I love time travel books and a long time ago I copied a list of recommendations. This was published in 1983 -- it's been on my list forever. As the story opens, it's 1983 and a college professor has been invited to travel back in time to see a lecture by Samuel Coleridge in 1810 -- he's skeptical about the whole thing but then ends up time traveling and getting whacked on the head and missing the jump back to 1983. Meanwhile there's stuff with magic, Egypt, dueling beggar groups, and a body-swapping werewolf. It gets pretty crazy. Mostly I enjoyed it but there were a few parts when I got lost. Definitely fun to read.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

28. The Likeness

By Tana French (470 pp ebook)

I'm watching the Dublin Murders series which is a combo of this and In the Woods. This book came up on sale so I grabbed it and hurried through it before the TV series ended. It's completely implausible but I enjoyed it. I thought it was very The Secret History. I still have 3 Tana French left to read.