Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman narrated by Neil Gaiman (fantasy) This is a fascinating look at how you can blend fantasy and thriller and YA fiction without actually being too much of any of it. It is fantasy, but it is grounded in the real world. It has a... Continue Reading →

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Drew Hayes: … Fred, the Vampire Accountant

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes narrated by Kirby Heyborne (fantasy, humor) I would have enjoyed this more had it been written as a novel instead of as a series of short stories. Now: I knew going into it that it was short stories. It wasn't so... Continue Reading →

Rita Mae Brown: Rest in Pieces

Rest in Pieces (Mrs. Murphy Mysteries #2) by Rita Mae Brown (cozy cat mystery) This is a fun book. I still like the pets better than the people for this series, but it's highly amusing regardless. The mystery on this one actually surprised me, and I didn't see the whodunnit twist coming. I was able... Continue Reading →

Connie Willis: Bellwether

Bellwether by Connie Willis (science fiction) This book fascinated me. It is science fiction of a form I have never read before: it is fiction about science. Everything in the book is completely "normal" -- there is no need for suspension of disbelief. And yet, it was definitely science oriented instead of any of the... Continue Reading →

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