Recent reads from recent travels :
Mur Lafferty’s Afterlife Series: I have been remiss in being so slow to get to this one. Five Novellas detailing the after-death adventures of two friends Kate and Daniel, and what happens when the world(s) end. Originally done as a podcast, this was the only “major” work of Mur’s I hadn’t read yet, and I’m kicking myself for taking so long. It starts a little slow, but once it gets moving, it’s a roller-coaster ride to the end. I highly recommend it. Go check it out Now!
Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn: I had only seen the movie, and Ursula insisted that I read the novel before meeting him at AnthroCon this year. If all you’ve seen is the movie, you’re missing out a LOT, since Mr. Beagle’s writing is fantastic. Also, he’s a really nice guy and a class act, and I look forward to the next time we get to see him.
Janet Evanovitch’s Smokin’ Seventeen: OK, The Stephanie Plum novels are a guilty pleasure. I like a good mystery, and these are always a fun ride. After about book 6 or 7, they are also completely over the top. The 17th book in the series is no different, and I had to keep from laughing out loud on an airplane when I was finishing this one. Just be aware that it ends with a cliff-hanger, to be resolved in book 18, due out in November.