The OF Blog: August 2010 Reads

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 2010 Reads

Here are the books completed in August.  A lot of these are part of the Gollancz SF or Fantasy Masterworks series, so there are a bunch of reviews here and elsewhere already posted or will be written in the very near future.  Some are re-reads, but most are not.  I believe four languages (English, Spanish, Serbian, Portuguese) were read this month, with at least one book for each language.  And this is the infamous month of reviewing Goodkind, Stanek, and yaoi.  Now for the reads:

259  David Lindsay, A Voyage to Arcturus (re-read; already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

260  Zoran Živković, Skrivena Kamera (Serbian; review in next month, I hope)

261  Zoran Živković, Cámera oculta (Spanish; see above)

262  Zoran Živković, Hidden Camera (re-read; see above)

263  Terry Goodkind, The Law of Nines (already reviewed)

264  Oliverio Girondo, En la Masmédula (Spanish; mindfuck poems)

265  Philip K. Dick, The Simulacra (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

266  George R. Stewart, Earth Abides (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

267  Jack Vance, Lyonesse:  Suldrun's Garden (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

268  Jack Vance, Lyonesse:  The Green Pearl (see above)

269  Jack Vance, Lyonesse:  Madouc (see above)

270  H.G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon (already reviewed)

271  Lucious Shepard, Life During Wartime (already reviewed)

272  Keith Roberts, Pavane (already reviewed)

273  Karel Čapek, R.U.R. (already reviewed)

274  Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club (already reviewed)

275  Yuiko Takamura, Caged Slave (already reviewed)

276  Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings (already reviewed)

277  Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

278  Lord Dunsany, Time and the Gods (re-read; already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

279  Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

280  Tim Powers, The Drawing of the Dark (review forthcoming here)

281  Robert Stanek, Keeper Martin's Tale (already reviewed)

282  Mary Robinette Kowal, Shades of Milk and Honey (review in near future)

283  Fábio Fernandes, Os Dias da Peste (Portuguese; already reviewed)

284  Christopher Priest, Inverted World (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

285  Gustav Meyrink, The Golem

286  Kazu Kibuishi,  Flight:  Volume 7 (very good graphic novel anthology)

287  Sherri Tepper, Beauty (re-read; already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

288  Ward Moore, Bring the Jubilee (already reviewed)

289  John M. Ford, The Dragon Waiting (already reviewed on SFF Masterworks blog)

290  Geoff Ryman, The Child Garden (review forthcoming here)

291  Walter M. Miller, Jr., Dark Benediction (review forthcoming on SFF Masterworks blog)

292  Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men (review forthcoming here)

293  Karen Lord, Redemption in Indigo (review forthcoming here)

In Progress: 

Walter Tevis, Mockingbird

Miguel de Unamuno, Niebla (Spanish)


Chad Hull said...

What were you trying to discern in reading HIdden Camera three times in as many languages?

Larry Nolen said...

Translation qualities, how much emphasis was placed on certain words and if the mood shifted in the languages from how things were constructed. In Serbian and English, the adjectives are usually before the noun (although they do not have to be in Serbian; they can be almost anywhere in the sentence); in Spanish, it is noun then adjective. Sometimes that creates a different effect at the sentence level and as someone who's working toward becoming a freelance translator, this is very important material to study.

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