September 23, 2002
The Scar

As a bonus since it's been so long since an update, I'll also recommend the sequel to Perdido Street Station, The Scar.

It's not so much of a sequel as a book set in the same world subsequent to the first one. Little to none of the first book is discussed in the second. The second book is also really cool, and also not a happy book.

I should also note that the physical books for both Perdido and The Scar are quite nice. I can't say enough about how much a good book printed on good paper improves the reading experience. It's one (of the many) reasons I despise Clancy novels.

Now get out of here. You have some reading to do.

Posted by savidant at September 23, 2002 03:32 PM

Speaking of Clancy novels, I picked up a copy of Red Rabbit a couple weeks ago at Waterstone's. I should have realized that a new release hardcover marked down 50% would be rubbish, and indeed it was. Incredibly boring book, mostly just an opportunity for him to push his hard right political views (cf. various passages bitching about the National Health Service in the UK).

Posted by: Evan on September 24, 2002 06:04 AM

For my dollar, Clancy's only book that I enjoyed was Red October. And it could be argued that the movie was better (aside from the issues with large submarines dodging torpedoes).

Posted by: Mike on September 24, 2002 09:32 AM

hey! hollywood never lies! large vehicles moving through liquids can move extremely quickly. can't they?

Posted by: whistler boy on September 24, 2002 01:57 PM

Yup. And fucking giant dinosaurs can lurk /undetected/ by the best in combat helicopter in a city.

Posted by: mike on September 25, 2002 10:50 AM
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