I’ve managed to read enough books recently to free up some reading time for one of those ‘more weighty tomes’ that lurk at the bottom of the reading pile and defy all my attempts to fit them onto the train when I go to work. Funnily enough, it’s the ‘doorstopper’ books that I enjoy reading the most but these days I never have the time to read them… :o(
So, which one should I read? I thought I’d enlist the help of you guys in picking my next read, as I can’t actually decide. What do you reckon out of the choices below…?
‘Dust of Dreams’ – Steven Erikson
As much as I love the Malazan books, they are the kind of read where I need to take a week off work (take the phone of the hook etc) in order to really get the most out of them. I keep saying that I’ll read the latest one before the next one comes out but… it never happens. I’m not even going to mention ‘Return of the Crimson Guard’…
Should this week be the week where I finally go for it?
‘Tome of the Undergates’ – Sam Sykes
If Gollancz are to be believed, this is the debut you should all be looking out for this year. The blurb does look pretty tasty so it made the shortlist. Also (being such a huge book) removing ‘Tome’ from the bookshelf made room for four smaller books, making more room on the floor and appeasing my wife!
Should it be the book I tackle next though…?
‘Farlander’ – Col Buchanan
If Tor UK is to be believed, this is the debut you should all be looking out for this year. There’s a hooded man on the front cover but try not to hold that against him, he’s probably got a cold head or something ;o)
Airships and assassins, what’s not to like? This book isn’t as big as the other two but it’s one that I’ve been looking forward to so it made the list as well!
So, do I go for a book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages or do I get on with one of the books that people are promising good things for in 2010? Leave a comment and let me know. The book with the most votes by the end of the day will be the book that I start reading on the way to work tomorrow…