Darth Paradox (darthparadox) wrote,
Darth Paradox

Books 1-13

Haven't been getting a lot of reading done this year, since I've been spending a fair bit of my bus time coding. I think it's short-review time.

1-6. Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
7. Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody by Robert Brockway
8. Shogun by James Clavell
9. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin et al.
10-13. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (books 2-5) by Rick Riordan

Codex Alera: Awesome, epic, Roman-flavored fantasy. Great characters, and a variety of entertaining villains.

EIGtKE: Basically a book-length Cracked.com article about all the possible things that could end humanity.

Shogun: An impressive portrait of Japanese samurai culture, via a heavily fictionalized account of the beginning of the Edo period. 1200 pages long, and well worth it.

PC&N: A comprehensive guide to the baby-making process, with a very slight anti-medical bent - their reasons for the bias are reasonable, but the bias is still distracting at times.

Percy Jackson: The series improved steadily as it went along; I'm glad it stopped being so much of a Harry Potter clone.

Next up, Perdido Street Station.
Tags: 2011, books

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