Friday, 6 July 2007

Forty signs of a good book...

Recently read Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson. This is a very good book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in more recent sci-fi, less techie sci-fi, political fiction, or environmental fiction. Just don't pay attention to the blurb on the back. It includes this sentence:
As these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of modern science, they are unaware that fate is about to put an unusual twist on their work—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.
I was all ready for a rip-roaring, action-packed adventure story with science and intrigue. It's a very calm story. Passionate in places, but passion in regards to policital and environmental issues, life changes, parenting, and scientific progress... Don't get me wrong. Good book. Great book. I'm planning on reading the sequel: Fifty Degrees Below.

Now I'm reading A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, a non-fiction title covering some of the most interesting scientific questions of all time.

1 comment:

andie said...

So this is where you've been hiding! Hahah.

And why is it that blurbs are always so deceiving? I usually miss out on better books because they're described in the back as raunchy or a rollercoaster ride.