Deeper: James Moore

I’m probably not the best person to review this book. I don’t generally like horror stories and I seldom like first-person narrative.

As expected, I found the book bland. There are huge plot non-sequiturs and characters who would never do the things Moore has them doing.

It wasn’t suspenseful, it didn’t frighten me, and the writing was pedestrian.

Your mileage may vary.

The Minority Report: Philip K Dick

Dick reminds me of George RR Martin in one sense. Both create amazing, real-life alternate worlds that drag you in. Their characters are memorable and sympathetic.

Neither, however, IMHO, are actually much good with words. Their word play and syntax leave me wanting.

The TV and movie versions are much superior to the written ones. And I don’t say that very often.

Persepolis Rising: James S.A. Corey

It’s a bold move by the authors to set this, their next book, thirty years into the future past the last book.

Somehow, the main characters don’t seem to have changed much, even if the universe around them has.

I love this series so much I’ve delayed reading the newer books so I can stretch the series out and savour it.

The problem with liking an artists work so much is that you sometimes expect too much from the next work. It’s only after you go back and re-read it that you realize it’s just as good.

I suspect this will be the case with Persepolis Rising, as well. Not my favourite book in the series, but still damn good and well above the last one.