Hi, all! I’m deep in Pink IX land, so this will all be a bit more ad hoc than usual. Despite spending most of my time in May of 1804, being regaled with awful poetry by Augustus Whittlesby, I’ve managed to stumble on two new “keeper” authors this week– with a little help from my friends.
One is Rose Melikan– previously recommended by others on Weekly Reading Round-Up! Thanks, guys. Why didn’t I listen to you sooner? The Blackstone Key is a wonderful mix of espionage and romance, all set in 1795 against the backdrop of the later stages of the French Revolution.
The other is Charles Stross, whose world couldn’t be farther removed from the drawing rooms and tea services of Melikan’s England. Think an English version of that show, Warehouse 13, with a little bit of Big Bang Theory, and a catchy, clever narrative style. I don’t know my unix from a eunuch, but I’m hooked anyway.
What have you been reading?