Itesh wrote:I read the first 7 books in Modesitt's Imager series this week. If you like detailed world building they're for you, but Modesitt tends to be a bit like marmite.
Loving your morality in giant, heavy chunks of barely palatable metaphor I see
? I quite enjoyed the first few but quickly got bored of the repetitive style of these sadly.
Actually had quite a good run of books recently:
Senlin Ascends - didn't know what to expect going into this, but found it a genuinely charming, enjoyable, and eminently readable fantasy/steam punk(ish?) adventure.
The Last Policeman - an interesting cross of apocalyptic sci-fi and police procedural thriller. It's not the heaviest thriller or tightest plot in the world but a compelling page turner.
Kings of the Wyld - only about 100 pages into this but so far loving it, a slightly grimy but rollicking and pacey fantasy with a fairly humerous writing style.
Others I've read recently that I would recommend:
City of Miracles + City of Blades - great fantasy read and utterly fantastic world building.
Black Prism (The Lightbringer series) - just about dodges the cookie cutter fantasy, to make a great world and very well-paced action. Somewhat embarrassing writing of female characters/observations of that jars pretty heavily at times though.
Red Rising trilogy - can't be bothered going back to check, but if I haven't recommended, this is a proper page-turner sci-fi series.
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (non-fic) - a book about end of life care, and how society looks at end of life. Quite interesting read, albeit fairly heavily skewed towards the US healthcare system.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (non-fic) - a brief history of human kind, and the evolution of humanity and society. Pretty fascinating albeit heavy at times.