Saturday, January 9, 2010
Last reads of 2009
My last reads of 2009 were...
Brother Berserker by Fred Saberhagen.
Another entry in Saberhagen's long Berserker series. This story featured time travel, as the Berserkers attempt to change the history of a world. Nice touches, interesting time combat, and Saberhagen just has a knack for storytelling that I really enjoy. An enjoyable, if short, entry in the series.
(note: this novel is more commonly known as Brother Assassin - I think I read the British edition/title)
The Sun Over Breda by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The third adventure in the Captain Alatriste series. I liked it but the constant asides and poetry quotations disrupted the narrative. It does have sharp characters that pop off the page and some memorable combats scenes.
I think without the asides, it might have been better served as a novella.