Total fuckup with great taste in music (arabwel) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Total fuckup with great taste in music

Books #29-#31

#29 The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross

I began this year reading Stross's Laundry series, horribly excited for this new book and it does not disappoint at all. the wit and intrigue I expect from Stross is there. And the bad guys? are really. Really. CREEPY. even if you take away the Lovecraftian machinations, the things they do... hoo boy. *shudder* What gives me nightmares about this book is not the eater of souls, it's the lost girls ward... Cultists in guise of a fundamentalist mega church about to bring apocalypse on us.

#30 Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

After the Apocalypse Codex, I needed some good clean fun about the apocalypse. And this, being Good Omens? I can't say anything about this book that has not been said before and better yet. But it was the first book by either Gaiman or Pratchett I read, all those years ago, and it kindled a love that will never fade away. This is also the book I handed out on World Book Night.

#31 Darkly Dreaming Dexter

As a fan of the show, I took he chance on the books. It was a very fast read, and I enjoyed it a lot. the prose is crisp and witty, although having watched the show some of the suspense was missing. Enjoyable and recommendable

#32 Dexter in the Dark

THird book in the series - I didn't find the second at the charity shop, alas - is again very enjoyable if a bit.. odd. it goes into something of a supernatural horror territory which in my opinion took away from Dexter's character. Not a bad book, however.

Up next: Dune. Blame DJ Mentat.
Tags: fantasy, horror, recommended book, supernatural, thriller

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