Ahoy there me mateys! Matey Sarah @ hamlets&hyperspace had an awesome review that led me to this amazing read. She said: The writing and the translation (done, I believe, by Stephen Snyder) are beautifully done. It doesn’t seem like anything special at first, and I don’t recall any passages that made me think: ‘I need to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the memory police (Yōko Ogawa)
Ahoy there me mateys! I heard about this sci-fi book because it was a Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019). This novel is about what happens when climate change has raised the water levels of our planet. It takes place on an island surrounded by the Wall which basically exists to keep all Others out. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wall (John Lanchester)
Ahoy there me mateys! While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the murders of molly southbourne, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the survival of molly southbourne (Tade Thompson)
Ahoy there me mateys! This be the eleventh book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list. Me introduction to this author came in the days before this log when the First Mate gave me a copy of the doomsday book to read during a long car trip. I started to read … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – to say nothing of the dog (Connie Willis) – a 19 in 2019 book!
Ahoy there me mateys! So I absolutely loved the author's tomorrow and tomorrow. So when I heard that he had written another book, I immediately got me hands on a copy. And it was absolutely wonderful. This book is a sci-fi, thriller, and murder mystery dealing with space travel, Lovecraftian themes, and multi-universes. It bears … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the gone world (Thomas Sweterlitsch)
Ahoy there mateys! I have no idea where or how I first encountered this book but I knew I wanted to read it. The problem was finding a copy as Amazon lists it as a "rare book." I had never read the author's works before but then there was an eArc of walking to aldebaran … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – dogs of war (Adrian Tchaikovsky)
Ahoy there me mateys! This is me third book by the author and will not be me last. This book was a fun sci-fi thriller that deals with the ideas of memory. What happens if a person suddenly, out of the blue, has memories of a past life that they never lived? What could go … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – recursion (Blake Crouch)