packetcat reads 2022 Week 13 – Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe

Pages: 603
Purchased from: Kobo

A perfectly average sci-fi novel. I don’t have anything particularly strong to say about this one. The premise of the novel is the most interesting bit of it and all of that doesn’t come fully into play until the very end of the book which leaves me primed for the sequel.

I did add the sequel to the wishlist but I don’t see myself getting to it anytime soon.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 12 – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Pages: 373
Purchased from: Kobo

This reimagining of The Iliad is very well written and a easy entertaining read. Greek mythology is not especially an area of interest for me but this book makes me want to read more reimaginings of classic Greek works and specifically more of Madeline’s works.

Did I mention that this book is hella gay? Yeah, it definitely is.

I have another book by Madeline Miller in my wishlist (Circe) and I am definitely planning on reading that at some point in the future.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 11 – The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

Pages: 611
Purchased from: Kobo

A fantasy tale set in Indian mythology which has a mysterious rot, a kingdom ruled by a religious despot and two women who can’t help but fall in love with each other while planning a revolution.

A nice change of pace after the last two week’s books which weren’t particularly enjoyable to me. Continuing this series’ tradition, the sequel to this novel goes into the wishlist!

packetcat reads 2022 Week 10 – The Peripheral by William Gibson

Pages: 467
Purchased from: Kobo

Folks, I really didn’t enjoy this one. Right off the bat, the book just drops you into a world without introducing the basics of how it works. Characters just come in with no explanation for their back story which makes this seem like the second book in the series which it isn’t, its the first.

The chapters are very short and the book keeps switching perspectives which makes the book feel very fast but also at the same time not much happens in each chapter so the book felt interminably long.

I will not be reading the sequel to this which for this series of posts, is first. Hell, I don’t think I’ll be be reading a William Gibson book again anytime in the near future.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 9 – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Pages: 337
Purchased from: Kobo

I found this book tedious to read. While I appreciate the technical merits of the particular style the author is using and the way the buildup to the finale hits you, the journey to get there was quite unenjoyable. I found myself wanting the author to get to the damn point already.

I have another book by Kazuo Ishiguro in my wishlist at the moment, after reading this one I don’t think I want to read that one anytime soon.