Add me to the ranks of Cannonballers who enthusiastically recommend this book. And the only reason it’s not fully enthusiastic is that Dr. Mütter’s Marvels wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.
I read a fair amount of so called “self-help” books; some because the subject interests me, some because they’ve been recommended to me, and some even though I know I may roll my eyes through 90% of the book and get something of worth from the other 10%. So this book was kind of a good news/bad news situation for me: the good news was that I found useful information in about half the book. The bad news is that the first half of the […]
So…I don’t know if I wanted to enjoy this book or not. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up if it weren’t for Ancillary Sword being part of this year’s Hugo nominations, and because I don’t like reading/watching sequels without first having read/watched the, well, first in the series.
The short synopsis of Heavy Fire is: Two diplomats and their bodyguards, caught in the first crossfire of both a civil and planned multi-national war, have to escape assassination, find allies, and find a way to prevent their home country from being dismantled from within. But the novel is so much more than that.
Inside Job was another novella I picked up from the Subterranean Press Humble Bundle (Like Amityville Horrible), and it deals with spiritualists and spiritualism, but that’s about it for what the two books have in common.