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