Davin Arul

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SPACE -

The Jack Reacher se­ries by Lee Child – Most of my read­ing year was de­fined by Lee Child’s work; af­ter watch­ing the Tom Cruise movie, I had to find out what all the fuss was about – and ended up read­ing 13 of the (now 18) books be­tween Jan­uary and June. The books are un­de­ni­able page-turn­ers and Reacher is a strong, com­pelling hero for th­ese mer­ci­less times.

Doc­tor Sleep by Stephen King – This se­quel to The Shin­ing was a real sur­prise, a gen­uinely emo­tional read that spoke to old mem­o­ries, old fears and cur­rent feel­ings. King makes his pro­tag­o­nists be­liev­able,

lov­able, flawed be­ings – the only grouse be­ing vil­lains who fold too eas­ily.

The Un­re­mem­bered Em­pire by Dan Ab­nett – This lat­est con­tri­bu­tion to the 27-vol­ume (thus far) The

Horus Heresy space opera brought to­gether nu­mer­ous threads from pre­vi­ous vol­umes, some by other au­thors, ty­ing them neatly to­gether and sow­ing the seeds for more may­hem: in an iso­lated cor­ner of the Im­perium, des­per­ate men (demigods, more like) re­sort to des­per­ate mea­sures to pre­serve the be­lea­guered em­pire, even if their ac­tions may be con­strued as hereti­cal too.

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