Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Impossible to Put Down

"The book was near impossible to put down," says Neth Space on Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving into the Wreck. "Diving into the Wreck was something of a departure from my usual fair and a departure that rewarded me well. The deep introspection combined with palpable tension created a near-perfect balance throughout. And Rusch does it all less than 300 pages. This one isn’t just for fans of traditional science fiction. 8/10"
Meanwhile, Elitist Book Reviews says of Mark Chadbourn's The Silver Skull that it is "one of the funnest books we have read. Period. Imagine a James Bond story, but way more awesome, set in an alternate Elizabethan England. This is what you get in this book." They go on, "The Silver Skull reads at breakneck speed and never relents. In one scene, there is a carriage being chased and careening all over the road, threatening, at any moment, to spill over. We felt the way the characters in the carriage felt while reading this, and oh was it fun. It takes only a chapter or two to get going and then doesn't stop."


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will have to pick up Diving into the Wreck then.

Lou Anders said...

Make sure you don't need to carry anything else, cause, you, um, can't put it down, you know.

Steve the Bookstore Guy said...

Lou - Thanks for the pimpage of our blogs review of Chadbourn's awesome novel (my previous comment wigged out...crazy).

Also, Alex - DIVING INTO THE WRECK is fantastic. Should be Hugo nominated (it better be, or I'll lose all faith in the system).

Elitist Book Reviews

Lou Anders said...

Thanks on both counts, Steve.