Sleep No More and The Innocent Sleep are the two latest novels in the October Daye series. They came out in September and October, and they’re an experiments of sorts.
I read books, play video games, and watch TV. I have opinions about most of what I consume that way. And I like to write those opinions down.
However, I find reviews saying ‘I love it’ or ‘I hate it’ pretty useless, so I do things differently. Instead, I try to look at why something does or does not work for me. Are the characters internally consistent? Does the plot make sense? What writing smells does the story have.
That way, you know not just if I liked it, but it should help you determine if you will like it. I hope.
I try to read science fiction that is not ‘mainstream’. Sometimes that works out, sometimes… well.
‘The review’ has become a pervasive part of our daily lives, and there’s more etiquette involved than you might think. So, let’s discuss reviews.
Remember that movie, ‘The Great Wall’, from 2016? Where Matt Damon travels to China and saves the world. Not ringing a bell? I watched it over the summer.
Stormblood is the debut novel of science fiction author Jeremy Szal. It’s a space opera with grimdark edges. Sounds cool, right?