3w Wednesday – 9th Feb

What are you reading?

Fear to Tread – James Swallow

Tread no Fear, Fear to Fear, Know no Tread… something like that! Book 21 in the Horus Heresy series. No real comments on it yet, as I’ve only just started. Reading this with Dave, and I’m hoping to make some progress on it today. I’m really looking forward to this one as it adds another layer to the Horus Heresy. Another, rewind to add another layer of complexity to it all!

What did you read last?

Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein

This is going to be a bit of a tricky book to review. Do I talk about it as a book in its own vacuum, as a piece of military science fiction? Do I go more essay and compare the messages to real-world politics? Or do I compare and contrast it to the film (Which I unironically, really like.) Have any of you read this book? Let me know your thoughts on it because as a stand-alone book, I enjoyed it and the world-setting. As a piece of political commentary, I was less bothered because I don’t really enjoy that whole deep-dive thinking. Comparing it to the film, they aren’t all that alike, but I can see the elements they took from it. (Why didn’t the film take the suits!?)

Gothghul Hollow – Anna Stephens

The first in a four-part series in the Warhammer Horror line. It was released this weekend and I managed to get a copy from Warhammer Bolton when we visited. It’s about A reclusive father, his wanderlust daughter, family secrets, and curses. The characters sounded interesting and the sort that I enjoy… the pages are lined in purple so that gives it some bonus points too!

I don’t know if I’ll get to this by the time WWW comes around again as Fear to Tread is a pretty big book. It’s also rolling around to Half-Term so reading time might be diminished due to parental activities!

Hope you have a good reading week.

12 responses to “3w Wednesday – 9th Feb”

    • Have you written your own review for Starship Troopers?
      I like media keeping to its own separate vacuum, rather than injecting our own values onto it. Especially with older books where societies values has dramatically changed since its publication.

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      • I read it back in 2000 and back then I was only writing out the title, author and genre as a “review”. So while I technically have, I certainly haven’t recently. Which reminds me, I should add it to my re-read pile 😀

        I do remember liking it quite a bit though.

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      • I’d like to hear your thought on it if/when you reread it. It’s a fascinating book with a lot of talking points.
        I wrote my review this afternoon (It’s goes live on Monday) and it’s opened more thoughts than I thought it would.

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    • I shall add The Forever War to my reading list, thanks for the recommendation!
      I feel way behind in my reading having only just finished Starship Troopers for the first time now, but it was good to visit it – I enjoyed it for what it was as well as all the other complexities piled on it.
      If you do re-read it, let me know your thoughts?

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  1. I too read Starship Troopers years ago and can’t remember too much about it. I loved the ilm- darkly satirical.

    Forever War is one on my favourite SF books of all times. I’d love to hear your take on it.




  2. Hope you can hold on to starting Gothgul Jenn, I’d like to read that along with you too. But if I am too far behind with Fear to WTF ever, just go on without me. I can always tag you in my review later.


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