Recent Books I Didn’t Love — Night Value, Forest Dark, Last Girl, Sleeping Giants

I haven’t posted anything in months and this is how I choose to re-enter?

  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink.  Eh.  Fantastical story with fantastical characters, can’t connect with story or people.  I gave up
  • Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss.  If I knew more about Judaism and about Kafka, I would probably love this.  It was engaging but I was just missing too much due to my ignorance.
  • The Last Girl by Joe Hart.  Yet another post-apocalyptic tale where women have it bad.  This doesn’t really contribute much to the genre
  • Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel.  A completely ridiculous premise about our first contact with a superior interstellar race.  OK I kind of liked it but it is ridiculous.
  • The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley.  Some far distant future where technology and biology and humanity are completely intertwined.  Just OK.