I finished Shadow of the Scorpion late last week. Best Neal Asher book ever! But I think I’ve said that after every one of his books that I’ve read. This one is a prequel to the other books in the Ian Cormac series. It switches back and forth between Cormac as a child and Cormac as a young soldier.
I had been reading Poe’s stories on my Kindle and I was going to go back to that and discovered that the battery was run down (Oops, forgot to turn wireless off) so I picked up another Andre Norton – Star Gate. It’s short so it shouldn’t take me long to finish that one.
For quite a while I’ve been considering re-reading Moby Dick. I did not like it at all the first time I read it. I can’t remember when that was – around thirty years ago maybe. (Yes, I started reading at the age of six months.) It seemed like there was too much about whales and whaling and not enough story but now I’m thinking I might consider that the best part. Anyway, now I can download it for free so there’s no loss if I still don’t like it. This has given me a bit of push in that direction.