Ajax Bell

Hocine bibo aut in eum digitos insero?

50 Books: Book 2

Leave a comment

Latro in the Mist
Gene Wolfe

Soldier of the Mist, Gene Wolfe

It's like Memento only WAY better. A soldier in roughly 470 BC suffers a battlefield injury that causes him not be able to remember anything for more than 24 hours. He keeps a journal of what happens most every day so he can re-read it and remember who and where he is and who the people with him are. There characters here are really rich and bright and amazing, especially since the narrator is essentially re-introducing them all the time as the soldier starts each day only able to remember a little of the day before. Often you know who his enemies are even when he does not which is pretty tense at some points. The book overall reads vaguely like Mary Renault, but less purple and overblown. There's two more books published in this series and I can not wait to read them. Like want to call in sick to work and read all day kind of can not wait.

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s