Only two books in this library haul - I started an internship this week and that will be taking up a lot of my reading time. a closed and common orbit - Becky Chambers. I can't discuss the plot of this one without ruining quite an important back of its predecessor but after my… Continue reading BC: July Library Haul
The digest: a solid novel which crosses over several genres (historical fiction, steampunk, low fantasy etc) which has some interesting ideas and plot mechanics. Characters grow throughout the story (through reveals, flashbacks, and normal progression), fun settings are prevalent, and it is very much grounded in a steampunk-esque Victorian era.
The digest: a well-written, plot-driven, easy to read novella which entertains from the first page to the last. There are no false-pretences here, Auerbach takes a relatively simple idea and executes it smoothly, with a well-paced plot ensuring that the reader is never bored. The main drawbacks here are the lack of character development and narrative complexity, which are admissible when considering this as an introductory part of a larger body of work.