February 28, 2007

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2007

Phil Rickman, The Remains of an Altar
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
Having earlier commented on Rickman and Spencer-Fleming's series, and even on the similarities between them, I find I have little to add, except that these are both good, and that I think the latter has brought her series to a satisfying --- if unconventional and less than happy --- conclusion. (Oh, and Rickman's tendency to geek out about music in his novels is under control here, despite what the dust-jacket made me fear.)
Update: of course, having written that, Spencer-Fleming's series continued.

I did actually manage to read more than two books this month; but a lot of them were mediocre even by my standards, and one of them was Ethier and Kurtz's Markov Processes, plugged this time last year.

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