Currently reading (listening to): Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I’m not the world’s biggest Gaiman fan, but I like a lot of what he does (Good Omens withTerry Pratchett, The Ocean at the End of the Lane). So I’m giving this, one of his most popular, a shot. I’m 1/5 of the way in, and am enjoying it so far.

Last book finished: Talking God by Tony Hillerman. My wife Billie and I went through a big Tony Hillerman phase a couple of decades ago. These mystery books, featuring detective Joe Leaphorn, were set among the Native American tribes and have a huge Southwest flavour. I picked up Talking God and Dance Hall of the Dead after listening to (and enjoying) Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse, which was a Hugo and Nebula finalist this year. Trail of Lightning has a similar setting and it was very interesting to read fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic, Native American-oriented world. Also well worth a read.

BTW, I really enjoyed City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, mentioned last time.

On the pile: Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey. This is the seventh book in the series The Expanse, which is also a series now on prime. I enjoyed the first six books, so I’m guessing I’m going to like this one as well. Smart, sharp sci-fi.

How about you? Currently reading? Last one read? On the pile? Drop me a note and let me know.

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