Monday, February 1, 2010

It's been awhile, I know.

I took an unusually long time to finish Perdido Street Station. And I still don't feel like I've had enough time to digest it to justify a full post about it. In short, for now, I recommend it for SF and Horror fans looking for something new and original. More to come later.

Also more to come later on The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, which I just finished today.

Starting Snow Crash in February may be putting my Stephenson goal in jeopardy.


  1. Did it take an unusually long time to read Perdido Street Station because it was hard to read, or just because of external factors? I actually have a copy on my shelf, but haven't gotten around to picking it up yet...

    Snow Crash isn't tremendously short, but it should be a quick read. The only real slogs for Stephenson will be the Baroque Cycle...

  2. It wasn't external factors. It was very slow in the beginning. Not so much hard to read, like in the way that Nathaniel Hawthorne or Dickens is hard to read with long descriptions. But, the world he is describing is unique and I found myself having to re-read descriptions of characters and places before I could really make a picture in my head of what was going on.