Nayad Monroe (nayad) wrote,
Nayad Monroe

Gobsmacked by great fiction

My next two book reviews are going to be about novels by Theodore Sturgeon. Here's the thing about that: I'm not going to be able to express the extent of their excellence. I'm going to try, but not until I've read both of them for a second time, and even then, I will fail.

I read The Synthetic Man last week, and it was one of the best novels I'd ever read, but now I'm reading More Than Human, and it's even better; despite craving whatever will happen next, I find myself wanting to only read a few pages at a time and really absorb it, since this will be my only first reading of this book, and I don't want to ruin it by speeding through. I know that I'll read it enough times to nearly memorize it, the way I've done with a couple by Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates and Last Call), but I'm going to linger over this first time for as long as I can stand it. Which probably won't be long enough.
Tags: theodore sturgeon, tim powers

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