I read a couple of books lately that were good enough to talk about.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
I really enjoyed this, although it took me to the end to enjoy it. The rest of the time I spent hoping there was a point to it - because otherwise it was just a child in battle school. But the ending was satisfying. There is a series, but I don't have any desire to read them - the whole thing felt self-contained to me.
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
I read this because it was by Terry Pratchett and I liked the idea of parallel universes. I enjoyed it. There were some unanswered questions, but the way it was set up I don't think it was possible to answer all the questions. It, and the brief bio of Stephen Baxter on the dust jacket has made me want to look up some of his books. Luckily there are some in my local library - I just need to finish reading some of my other books before going in there.
Mirrored from my blog.