Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Summer Reading Fun: Part 6
The last of my summer fun reading posts.
I bought this book by Sarah A. Hoyt, who was new to me on the strength of her blogging, called A Few Good Men. However, this ended up as one of those books I bought and didn't get around to reading for a while. But in all fairness, to both her and myself, I have quite a few of these; though not as many as some people I know.
I'm reluctant to try reading a new author, which when I was young would never have crossed my mind, but not it has become a thing. Probably a sign of my impending old age and countless disappointments in the past.
Initially I was umh and aahs as I started this book as it reminded me of The Count of Monte Cristo––in space! Except its not, as it's set on Earth, in the future where a few good men have taken over and rule the Earth. So, not really such good men after all. But, once I settled into the tale of over-throwing the good men I was charmed by the story, which is different enough from the novel that clearly inspired it to be engaging.
The only reason I haven't picked up any other of her books is that finding the first book in the Darkship series, to which A Few Good Men is a side novel, has proven to be difficult. However, I have a little list, and I shall hunt down copies in due course.