summer fiction plans


Lest you think I plan to spend my summer immersed entirely in professional reading, here's my fiction reading list at the moment:

  • Daemon, by Leinad Zeraus (read each word backwards for his _real_name), which was highly recommended by Joi Ito. This arrived from Amazon this week, and I'll be bringing it on my trip to California this weekend.
  • Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I'm listening to this in audiobook format, when I walk the dog (or sit on airplanes), and I'm up to book seven (of twelve) now, and the fact that the books are available in unabridge format from Audible means they should last me for quite a few miles of dog walking yet.
  • Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. This one I'm reading in print form. I've finished book three, but haven't yet acquired book four.
  • Orson Scott Card's Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. Yes, I know, Card has some less than admirable personal beliefs, particularly regarding homosexuality. But just as I still listen to the music of Wagner and read the poetry of T.S. Eliot despite their antisemitism, I still read (and enjoy) Cards' fiction. This is one of the few I have't read, and I picked up it cheaply at a half-price bookstore in Minneapolis earlier this month. I'm about halfway through it now.


Interesting to hear what you think about Goodkind once you get further. I really enjoyed the first few books of that series, but finally bowed out around the 5th or 6th, where his politics started taking over--the books get increasingly allegorical and expository in their dialogues--and they became unreadable for me. And I say that as someone who feels the same way you do about Card...


I read the Amazon summary for Daemon, and I might have to add it to my own list (which is already quite long, hehe).

Happy reading!

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