Expected something more.
Okay. This is getting more and more embarrassing. What a miserable list of books read for the year; all in all, I think I have tackled only about 4500 pages or so, for leisure. (Work wise, I read inherently more than that, but this piece of trivia is absolutely irrelevant.)
I had started with a re-read of The Farseer Trilogy in late 2009, and early this year continued with The Liveship Traders books. For the record, this new venture into the realm of magical talking ships, each infused with quirky personalities of their own, was somewhat more bizarre than reading about the insightful and unorthodox approaches to dragon breeding. Thankfully, it all came back to familiar ground with my re-reading of The Tawny Man series, which brought my Robin Hobb marathon to a triumphant end.
Having achieved that, I started to bring out a few small books bought from previous book warehouse sales. Sadly, I think I was still reeling from a high I got from finishing that marathon, and never did manage to appreciate the other books all that much; they paled in comparison to Hobb’s outstanding work and earned only indifference from me.
Plus, I cannot forget my dear Fitz and the wolfishly pragmatic Nighteyes so easily – not after all those trials and tribulations they were made to go through. Sigh.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M Cain
The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall
Saturday, Ian McEwan
The Liveship Traders Trilogy, Robin Hobb
Ship of Magic
The Mad Ship
Ship of Destiny
The Tawny Man Trilogy*, Robin Hobb
The Golden Fool
Warehouse sales attended:
Big Bad Wolf, 14 November 2010
(See previous years’ list: 2007, 2008, 2009.)