2007 Books 16 - 20

16. The Tenth Man by Graham Greene - A POW draws the lot that marks him for execution and another man agrees to take his place in trade for his family inheriting all of the first man's property. Interesting plot, treated with Greene's gift for sparseness and despair.

17. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin - Book three of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and the world of Westros remains caught up in something that is a mix of soap opera and epic. A very well written mix, though, where plot complications stop just short of convolusions, and characters that seem to be archetypes turn into completely believable originals. On the down side, I'm still learning to not get too attached to any character. *sigh*

18. Traitor's Moon by Lynn Flewelling - Well, now I'm going to complain maybe the author should have kept her heroes apart. It's just so sad to discover that it was only UST that kept a story interesting. Flewelling does write pretty good wizards and magic, though.

19. Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson - If Craig Ferguson had no time limit on his monologues, andif there were no such things as CBS Standards and Practices or the FCC, this is what we'd get every night after David Letterman. Funny, irreverent, sometimes crude, sometimes very smart - if you're a Ferguson fan, you'll love this book.

20. Astonishing Flashes Of Colour by Clare Morrall - A book that tells a sad tale but does it with such a delicate touch you don't feel the pain until it's too late to stop reading. Lost parents, lost children, and lost minds all tie together in the end, but no one is better off than when they started.

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