Book News: What I Read Recently

  1. Grounded by Neta Jackson: a Christian novel quite a cut above the usual, and not the ubiquitous romance.
  2. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: a literary read of contemporary life with a main thread of fantasy woven in expertly.  The end wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted.
  3. Spin State, Chris Moriarty: I tried, I really tried to get into this recent sf work, but I couldn’t.

On Good Authors

A few older and newer authors whose writing I enjoy:

  • Louis L’Amour and Craig Johnson for westerns
  • Thomas Davis Bunn for adventure and historical fiction with a Christian tone
  • Steven Gould for science fiction adventure without spaceships and lasers
  • Dominic Green for science fiction laughs — the books may be aimed for younger readers, but I find them funny in a dry sort of way
  • Lois McMaster Bujold — character-driven, space adventure at its finest, with a solid foundation of morality and honor