In amongst a bunch of programming books
, I also found time this summer to read a few for fun, like the latest in the Temeraire series
. The two I enjoyed most were Felix Gilman's debut novel Thunderer
, and Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road
. The former is a match for K. J. Bishop's The Etched City
(think China Mieville, but less self-consciously anxious to impress); the latter, like The Yiddish Policemen's Union
, is proof that Chabon has finally learned that too much is not
a good thing. I wouldn't call either book deep, but they're both nice and chewy.