This is it guys, end of the line. It’s been great sharing with you all the treasures of my bookshelves and collecting your recommendations. I’ve been introduced to some fabulous new books and bloggers and was happy to find some faces popping up in the comments regularly. Come by tomorrow for my Best Of A to Z 2014 where I share the blogs which made me laugh, made me think, and made me learn. And now onward, to Z!
I do have a Z author and I’ve even read (some of) his work! Roger Zelazny wrote way too many novels and short stories for me to list here, but I have his two (eleven?) most famous works on my shelf. I read Lord of Light last year and loved it. I don’t think there was a single thing I didn’t like about it, which is rare for me when I’m reading. The characters are amazing, the plot is riveting, the pace is perfect and the reveal couldn’t have made me more giddy. Zelazny frequently used mythology in his works and if you’re into Hindu mythology with a sci-fi/fantasy flare, this is the novel for you. My full review of the book is here, but even if you don’t read my review, I absolutely recommend reading the book.
I haven’t read The Chronicles of Amber yet. It’s actually ten books from two series in one giant omnibus. Alex has read half of it though, and to say that she’s luke warm on the books is generous. The Nine Princes of Amber is the last fiction book on my 2014 reading list. Alex informs me that only four of those nine princes are important. I’m much more interested in the books in which Zelaznly has incorporated mythology: …And Call me Conrad, The Mask of Loki, Creatures of Light and Darkness etc. I will eventually read Amber, but from what Alex has to say about it, I may not enjoy it all that much.
If you have any other Z authors for me I’d love to read about them in the comments. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment or just took a passing interest. Casual book reviews are the norm around here and I welcome you to pop by again for my thoughts on the books that trickle out of the never ending TBR list. Huge congratulations to everyone who managed to pull through the entire month; it wasn’t easy. おめでとうございます!
And now back to our regularly scheduled program.