In eighteenth-century Ohio, two brothers travel into the wooded frontier, planting apple orchards from which they plan to profit in the years to come. As they remake the wilderness in their own image, planning for a future of settlement and civilization, the long-held bonds and secrets between the two will be tested, fractured and broken—and possibly healed.
Fifty years from now, in the second half of the twenty-first century, climate change has ravaged the Earth. Having invested early in genetic engineering and food science, one company now owns all the world’s resources. But a growing resistance is working to redistribute both land and power—and in a pivotal moment for the future of humanity, one of the company’s original founders will return to headquarters, intending to destroy what he helped build.
A thousand years in the future, North America is covered by a massive sheet of ice. One lonely sentient being inhabits a tech station on top of the glacier—and in a daring and seemingly impossible quest, sets out to follow a homing beacon across the continent in the hopes of discovering the last remnant of civilization.
Post by SanDiego11 on Nov 10, 2021 10:22:24 GMT -8
Reading this Man Booker Award winner. Not as engaging as last years winner, but much better than both novels that shared the award in 2019. Happy its not a tedious, preachy Richard Powers novel, who was shortlisted.
Haunted by memories of the Great War, failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family’s old estate—the Savoyard Plantation—and the horrors that occurred there. At first their new life seems to be everything they wanted. But under the facade of summer socials and small-town charm, there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.
I had backburnered this book for months. If I knew it was this good, I would have moved it up a long time ago. Edit: 12/13 - Gave it 5 starts. Excellent!
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2021 7:13:24 GMT -8 by Eagle Claw
Pretty sure I'm putting Maberry's grandkids in college at this point.
Joe Ledger’s world has been torn apart. The people closest to him have been savagely murdered, and Ledger is on the hunt for the killers. His already fragile psyche has cracked apart, allowing a dangerous darkness to overwhelm him.
National Book Award isn't always fantastic, but this years winner is oddly engaging. Not nearly as good as last years winner Interior Chinatown or Fortune Smiles from a few years ago for me (so far anyway).
I just kindle and support big bad Amazon or use my Kindle to take out books at the library.
I'm equally guilty. I'll take my daughter to the library, take picures of book I like. Then go home and buy cheaper on Kindle. That being said, I sometimes go out of my way to but a hardback book just to spready the wealth love back to the bookstores, cause I don't want to see them go away.
Do you like Joe Abercrombie? Its my first Abercrombie book, only 15-20 pages in, hopefully it picks up...If not, I'll just read Fellowship again, lol.
I liked the Blade Itself but it's kind of a slow read... It's pretty much an entire book on everyone meeting each other for the first time. Not a heck of a lot happens. Obviously Glokta is an awesome character, Ninefingers reminds you of that old wise father figure with a violent side. Other characters will grow on you as you read the series.
These are my first books by him. They are good but not great. Hoping for book 3 to have that big payoff but I have barely broken into it.
Post by Eagle Claw on Jan 12, 2022 17:17:42 GMT -8
I read a great post-apoc called After It Happnened. Pretty cool author Devin C. Ford who I actually talk to a lot of FB, one of the few aothor/friends who converse back with me on a regular. Him, Jonathan Maberry, Craig DiLoulie (sp?) and Blake Crouch(Wayward Pines) are really good about talking with their fans... especially me.
This is a spin-off of After It Happens staring one of the teen girls from the series, who the good guys raise into somebody who can take care of herself in this messed up world.
Eddie: Yo. Check this. I now claim to be a chick. So get up off my nuts with your harassment, cause it ain't cool harassing a chick with a dick!
Aug 3, 2021 22:46:09 GMT -8
Saska: Congrats on coming out Eddie. Takes a lot of courage to do that. It was obvious to many of us for a long time, but you needed to be the one to take that final step yourself.
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