Books

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the book list, so here we go:

Finished
How To Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion by Daniel H. Wilson – Meh, whatever.  I don’t know what I expected from a book called How To Survive a Robot Uprising, but I don’t think this was it.  It’s more a list than a book.  Just about my only take away from this book is I now know what the term Dead Reckoning means. The term isn’t particularly useful any more, but I feel smarter for knowing what it means.

Infected by Scott Sigler – This was my third Scott Sigler book, after Ancestor and Earthcore.  I’m going to make this really simple – from now on if Scott Sigler writes it, I’m going to read it or listen to it.

7th Son: Descent  by JC Hutchins – I keep this post as a draft and add books to it as I read or listen to them, and I post it when it’s long enough to be an entry and/or on a day when I can’t think of anything else to post.  My point is,  as I’m writing this paragraph I just finished Decent, and I’m getting ready to start Deceit.  I have to keep this short because I need to get back to 7th Son.  This is awesome. Here are the first two sentences: “The President of the United States is dead. He was murdered in the morning sunlight by a four-year-old boy…”  And from there it does not slow down at all.  There are so many characters and threads all weaving together at such a fast pace it’ll make your head spin.

7th Son: Deceit by JC Hutchins – I dove straight into the second title in this series and I have to say I was pretty surprised to see it maintained the maniacal pace.  Hutchins must drink coffee by the gallon. And to keep all this straight I’m guessing he buys Post-Its in bulk. Deceit was every bit as good as Descent.

7th Son: Destruction by JC Hutchins – Sadly the 7th Son trilogy has come to a close.  Once again, Destruction maintained both the pace and quality level set in Descent.  The whole thing is a great story with more twists than I think I’ve ever seen before in any story.  As the story unfolds if you think you understand what’s about to happen, you’re probably wrong.  Not because you’re being misled or because you’re not smart enough to figure it out, but because the tech in this series requires a whole new way of thinking.  Very cool stuff.

Next
It turns out there is a little bit more 7th Son left to tackle.  Not exactly a 4th book in the series, but the “groundbreaking spinoff anthology Obsidian.” It’s fan fiction set in the 7th Son world during Destruction.  The idea of fan fiction kind of turns me off, but I’m going to check out some of this.

I’m going to read some Kurt Vonnegut next.  I read Mother Night in Jr High, but I really need to read Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions.

3 thoughts on “Books”

  1. Brian, you ROCK. Thanks so much for checking out 7th Son, and for your awesome review! I’m absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the series, and am glad the destination was worthy of the journey.

    Greatly appreciate the support and evangelism!

    –J.C.

  2. I’ve been telling everyone I know about 7th Son. I’m really happy to get the word out there. I haven’t been able to sell everyone on the audiobook thing, so I know of a few people (including my wife) who are now waiting for the book to come out. Hopefully there will be a Kindle version!

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