Recent Books — Circe, Another Timeline, Washington Black, Last Good Kiss
Circe by Madeline Miller. Excellent retelling of the story of Circe, making her the central and most human part of so much of Greek myth. Very good.
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz. Eh, just didn’t care enough to see where this was going. Great reviews tho so your mileage may vary.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. Great novel of a slave born in the Caribbean plantations, slowly escaping and building a free life, helped and hindered by fallible people and society around him. A page turner. Deserves all the recognition.
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley. Excellent hard-boiled detective tale. The hero is a drunk, deeply-flawed, yet still honorable, and finds himself pulled into a pit of snakes. Great read