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1999: A Novel of the CelticTiger and the Search for Peace by Morgan Llywelyn
This is the fourth book in her Irish Century series. It shouldn’t actually be called 1999 since it spends more time in the 1970s and 1980s covering The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
I was interested in this historical fiction take on that time period but I think that this is the weakest of the books. It may be that the characters in this family saga are more unlikeable than the characters in the earlier books. Like the previous books, I learned a lot but they just aren’t well written fiction books like other books of hers that I’ve read.
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
The plans for a Stepper are all over the Internet. All you need is some simple wiring and a potato and The Long Earth opens up to you. There is an infinite number of parallel Earths just a step away from ours and they are open to anyone to settle.
I read this because I love Terry Pratchett. This is straight science fiction more than the fantasy that he is known for. The plot centers on some explorers out to see what all these worlds have to offer. The main story didn’t really hold my interest. There were some character sketches of other people who were moving out to settle the worlds and of the people left behind because they can’t Step that were thought-provoking though.
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Sorry your books weren’t as good as you were hoping for! Maybe this week will be better for you 🙂
I’m intrigued by the Irish Century series…I’m going to look into that one.
Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book
Both the Irish Century series and the Terry Pratchett novel sound fascinating. I would like to learn more about The Troubles in Ireland. I also enjoy Sci Fi and have heard great things about Pratchett’s novels. Thanks for sharing these!
Hi Heather! I hope you enjoy your reading selections this week and that the Israela books have made their way to you. Expected delivery was Saturday.
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate
Defending Jacob is on my TBR list 🙂
Wishing you a great reading week,
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I’ve seen Terry Pratchett’s work around for years. I’ve even taken some home to read before. But it just never happened. Someday, maybe.
Shadow and Bone sounds intriguing.
The Long Earth is on my wishlist. My favorite read last week was Chi’s Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami. Please come see what else I’m reading.
I have 1999 on my shelf but haven’t read it, I’m not sure I realized it was the 4th in a series. The length kind of puts me off. Sounds like you have an interesting week planned.
Hope this weeks reading is better for you. Enjoy them all.
Sorry your books weren’t enthralling last week. Hope you enjoy this week’s selections better. Happy reading!
Great reading week for you. I enjoyed Defending Jacob on audio. Shadow and Bone is on quite a few reading lists.