After having read The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton, I wanted to read the Night’s Dawn trilogy again. Naturally, it’s by the same author and luckily, I had all three volumes at home. I might not have read many books in August, but I read many pages. I estimate that the Night’s Dawn trilogy takes about 3,600 pages. Coupled with another 900 for The Temporal Void. So I’m reading about the same as in the previous months.
I’ve got to get to a bookstore. I don’t have many unread books left. I’m getting ready to read Pushing Ice again by Alastair Reynolds, though I’ve read that book at least 4 times already.
One of the reasons why I wanted to read the Night’s Dawn trilogy again is because it mixed supernatural phenomena with science-fiction. It’s a strange combination, one which I don’t particularly like, but Hamilton presents it well. I honestly didn’t like seeing Al Capone as a possessed in this trilogy. It’s just an excuse to write about famous deceased people.
I guess that I will try and read Murakami in this month. I’d like to read all of his books. The same goes for Palahniuk.
June and July reading
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
(House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds)¹
(The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell)²
(Children of God by Mary Doria Russell)²
Anathem by Neal Stephenson³
A Far Horizon by Meira Chand
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
Cover her Face by PD James
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
Dieu porte-t-il des lunettes noires? by Maurice Dantec
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
The Glass Harp by Truman Capote
Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M Forster
The Snake Charmer by Sanjay Nigam
The Lighthouse by P.D. James
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes by Steig Larsson
La fille qui rêvait d’un bidon d’essence et d’une allumette by Steig Larsson
La reine dans le palais des courants d’air by Steig Larsson
Final Account by Peter Robinson
The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Samarcande by Amin Maalouf
Devil’s Claw by J.A. Jance
Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
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book count: 53
[¹]: I read this book again. It’s fabulous.
[²]: I read these books a few years ago. My mom really liked them, I didn’t. At least that what she tried to tell me before I borrowed them again. I’m going to write a post about what bugged me about them.
[³]: Reading this book was an incredible experience. I had to leave it with my parents in Quebec. It was too heavy to take with me. Luckily my mother-in-law sent me another copy of this book to Taiwan. I can read it again. This book deserves to be read a few times.
[⁴]: I read these three books again in the month of August. Since they were quite long, it took most of the month to get through the trilogy.