Recent Books — Multiple Choice, Station Eleven, Small Angry Planet, Playing Dead, Time Salvager, Truth, I Let You Go

  • Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra. From the text — “You read books that are much stranger than the books you would write if you wrote.” — and that about sums it up. This is not for everyone, but I happen to like books that play with the structure of books. But don’t blame me if you buy it and say “WTF is this? Why would anyone read such a thing or write such a thing?”
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. truth-and-other-liesSolid post-apocalyptic novel with better characters than typical for the genre.
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. A motley crew of space travelers slowly come to realize what family really means. Pleasant.
  • Playing Dead: A Journal Through the World of Death Fraud by Elizabeth Greenwood. Don’t do it, the insurers will get you every time.
  • Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. Eh, pretty forgettable space opera.
  • The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango. Nice little tale of psychopaths, murder, plots.
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. Twisty in a way I did not expect at all. Nice read.