Somewhat fewer books this quarter, mostly due to wading through Europe, a massive single-volume tome on Europe's history.

  • Stranger Things Happen, Kelly Link
  • True Grit, Charles Portis
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • The Tyrant's Law, Daniel Abraham
  • The King's Blood, Daniel Abraham
  • The Dragon's Path, Daniel Abraham
  • Europe: A History, Norman Davies
  • Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth
  • Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Seasons of War, Daniel Abraham
  • Shadow and Betrayal, Daniel Abraham

The last two Daniel Abraham books are published as four separate volumes in the US. His books are really enjoyable and intelligent, and if you are into Joe Abercrombie, Peter Brett, George R. R. Martin, or Robin Hobb, you'll probably like them.

A Canticle for Leibowitz is funny, thoughtful, and a classic use of science fiction to question our society and our human nature.

True Grit is wonderful, but the Coen brothers' film is so faithful that I felt like I was reading an echo.

Ben Aaronovitch continues to amuse. There should be more high quality, London-based fantasy police procedurals.

I haven't been able to shut up about Austerity, largely because I've needed to talk to process the ideas. It basically changed my ideas about cutting government spending, and has dispelled whatever lingering suspicions I had that a gold standard would be a good idea.

I started reading Don Quixote but am making slow, slow progress. It's episodic, so I'm happy to dip in and out of it.