That sounds like a great vacation read. I want to read that book sitting by a lake.
For me, I demolished Murderbot 4 (Exit Strategy) in a single sitting. Network Effect should be coming up within a week or so from the library, I’m so excited! Wells is a treasure.
Been working my way through the Laundry Files. They’re good enough to keep me reading but not like jazzed about it…well, until the vampire one and now the one that follows the autism-spectrum math vampire as a narrator. I’m getting pretty bored. Might just be done with them. The Bond one was probably the highlight for me; that was clever and well executed.
Picked up The Twelve again from the library and find myself once again flagging as I try to slog through Cronin’s turgid prose and ponderous, meandering storytelling. This is the sequel to The Passage, where feral science vampires who are definitely not magic collapse the US in a combo zombie/plague apocalypse, but
Jesus an immortal girl with magic science blood wanders the wasteland having feelings about whether or not society is worth rebuilding or something. Love the premise, but all the Christian allusions and downright glacial pacing might doom this one for me again.
For the moment I’m starting up an Iron Druid reread. I put it solidly a tier below Alex Verus, Dresden, and Rivers of London, but I still enjoy the hell out of those books. Bonus points for being actually honest-to-goodness finished.