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2011 Reading Update #3

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. It’s the book that the movie Blade Runner is based on and I wanted to read it before I watched the movie. It’s pretty good. I like these old school sci-fi novels. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic future. The main character is a bounty hunter whose job is to “retire” androids that have escaped to Earth. The movie was good too, but not quite as good as the book.

The Walking Dead Vol. 3The Walking Dead Vol. 4
The Walking Dead Vols. 3 & 4, Robert Kirkman. These 2 volumes were just more goodness. I really liked Vol. 3. I didn’t like Vol. 4 as much as the first 3, but it was still good. I need to get back to work on this series. Maybe this weekend.

The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows, Brent Weeks. This book is the first in The Night Angel Trilogy. It’s about a kid who is tired of being bullied and decides to become apprenticed to the city’s best wetboy. A wetboy is an assassin that has a magical power. I liked the story and I’m going to finish the trilogy. I doubt that it’ll be one of my favorite series, but it’s good enough.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemison. This was the latest Sword and Laser selection. It’s the first part of The Inheritance Trilogy. I liked it more than most of the recent S&L choices. A young lady is summoned to appear before her grandfather, who is the ruler of the land. He names her one of his heirs, which sets up a competition between her and her 2 cousins. She’s placed in a power struggle she doesn’t want to be in and at the same time she’s investigating the mysterious death of her mother. I think this is the first fantasy book I’ve read that was written by a black female. The author does a great job constructing the world with all the gods and the political stuff. I liked her characters and the way that she writes. As much as liked this book, I’m not sure I’ll be reading the other 2 books in the trilogy. The first one ended like a stand-alone book and I’ve heard that the second one focuses on different characters.

  • Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie
  • Awakening, Kate Chopin
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  • Go, Mutants: A Novel, Larry Doyle
  • Serenity Found, Jane Espenson
  • Incarceron, Catherine Fisher
  • Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley
  • The Associate, John Grisham
  • Ford County, John Grisham
  • The Fourth Hand, John Irving
  • The Turn of the Screw & Daisy Miller, Henry James
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemison
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 5: The Best Defense, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 7: The Calm Before, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 8: Made to Suffer, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 9: Here We Remain, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 10: What We Become, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 11: Fear the Hunters, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 12: Life Among Them, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 13: Too Far Gone, Robert Kirkman
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larson
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larson
  • The Stormcaller, Tom Lloyd
  • I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore
  • The Giver, Lois Lowry
  • The Day Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Final Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Busted Flush, George R.R. Martin
  • Suicide Kings, George R.R. Martin
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
  • Batman: Year One, Frank Miller
  • Either You’re in or You’re in the Way, Logan and Noah Miller
  • The Final Crusade, Chaite Naasiri
  • The Darker Mask, George Phillips
  • The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson
  • The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
  • The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
  • Towers of Midnight, Brandon Sanderson
  • A Memory of Light, Brandon Sanderson
  • Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
  • Private Parts, Howard Stern
  • The Way of Shadows, Brent Weeks
  • Shadow’s Edge, Brent Weeks
  • Beyond the Shadows, Brent Weeks
  • The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudory Welty
  • The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams
  • Stone of Farewell, Tad Williams
  • To Green Angel Tower, Tad Williams
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1 – Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan