The OF Blog: June 2010 Reads

Friday, July 02, 2010

June 2010 Reads

Was a bit too tired the other day to post these, but here goes.  28 books, most of which were read in the last 10 days of the month (BAF 4 readings dominated the first 20 days).  Several re-reads as well.  Anyways, the list:

171 Zoran Živković, Писац у Најам (Serbian; already reviewed)

172 César Aira, Parménides (Spanish; already reviewed)

173  Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides (re-read; review forthcoming)

174  Ian Cameron Esslemont, Night of Knives (re-read; reviewed years ago)

175  César Aira, Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero (Spanish) - enjoyed this one quite a bit.  Not likely to review it in the near future, though.

176  Steven Erikson, The Bonehunters (re-read; review forthcoming)

177  Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel - posted three essays based on essays in this book, might write four others later.

178  Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares, Crónicas de H. Bustos Domecq (re-read; Spanish; review forthcoming)

179  Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders (eds.), Swords & Dark Magic (already reviewed)

180  Robert Freeman Wexler, The Painting and the City (already reviewed)

181  William Hope Hodgson, The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' (review forthcoming on the SFF Masterworks blog)

182  William Hope Hodgson, The House on the Borderland (see above)

183  William Hope Hodgson, The Ghost Pirates (see above)

184  Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale (re-read; review forthcoming)

185  Ian Cameron Esslemont, Return of the Crimson Guard (re-read; review forthcoming)

186  Dan Simmons, Endymion (re-read; review forthcoming)

187  Jorge Luis Borges, El idioma de los argentinos (re-read; review forthcoming)

188  Jorge Luis Borges, Evaristo Carriego (re-read; review forthcoming)

189  Mia Couto, The Last Flight of the Flamingo - this was a short, funny, enjoyable read, with more layers to it than just satire.

190  William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land (review forthcoming on the SFF Masterworks blog)

191  James Blish, A Case of Conscience (review posted on the SFF Masterworks blog)

192  Gene O'Neill, Taste of Tenderloin - decent to good collection of horror-tinged stories.

193  Thomas Ligotti, The Conspiracy Against the Human Race - essay based on this non-fiction will be forthcoming

194  Pope John Paul II, Gift and Mystery - book about his fifty years as a priest.  Interesting.

195  Jorge Luis Borges, Inquisiciones (Spanish; already reviewed)

196  Jorge Luis Borges, El tamaño de mi esperanza (Spanish; review forthcoming)

197  Rachel Swirsky, Through the Drowsy Dark - one of the best 2010 story collections I have read.  Must-read.

198  Karen Russell, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - This 2006 collection may be the best slipstream-ish collection I have read to date.

In Progress:

Steven Erikson, Toll The Hounds (re-read)

Cordwainer Smith, The Rediscovery of Man (to be reviewed on the SFF Masterworks blog)

E.R. Eddison, Mistress of Mistresses (to be reviewed on the SFF Masterworks blog)

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