An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: Hank Green

Mmm, mmm, good. An absolutely remarkable first novel. So yummy that I confess I binge read it, with hooked fingers scooping New York Carl — cold — straight out of the can, not willing to go get a spoon, re-constitute it, or even wait and heat it up. Oh, and crackers? Fuggedaboutit!

However….however … I am getting tired of this whole literary GIRL-WHO-??? theme that states every work must seemingly include a precocious, sexually ambiguous, early-20s young woman whom everyone who comes in contact with her agrees to put their lives on complete hold for.

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Abaddon’s Gate: James SA Cory

SF gold… I like the realism; it seems much like space exploration would be in our near future and with realistic technology…life is tenuous out there and can disappear with a pinprick hole in the wrong place. Humanity can’t get past its tribalism and pettiness.

Much as I liked this (and I really do), I’m glad that I’ve now reached the point where I don’t already know the plot from the very good EXPANSE TV series. I’m looking forward to reading first and watching afterwards.