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We watched The Expanse late last year, & liked it a lot, so I got Ted LEVIATHAN WAKES, the first book in the series the tv show is adapted from, for Christmas. He read it & liked it & said I had to read it, so I did a couple days ago.

It was very good. It also happens to be one of the best adaptations from book to screen I’ve ever encountered, which is unusual and appealing. Anyway, having finished it I immediately started the second book, CALIBAN’S WAR, which Ted has not yet read.

LEVIATHAN is a good book. CALIBAN is a terrific one. It made me laugh out loud repeatedly, and there were lines I stopped to read to Ted. There was a thing from the last book that hadn’t been addressed, and I was muttering about it, and Ted said “Maybe it’ll come up later,” and I said, “I’m on page 342 and it hasn’t been addressed yet, I don’t think it’s going to be.”

In the middle of page 343 it was addressed. :)

“Oh no!” I aid, and started laughing. “A new element?” said Ted. “Holden!” I said. “There must be a law, like Murphy’s Law. Any bad choice you can make, Holden will make. Holden’s Law.”

And then reading the last several chapters went like this:

Me, involuntarily: Fuck!
A few pages later: Hah! HAH HAH!
And a few pages later still: Oh, shit! Shit shit shit!


I can’t wait to read the next one. GOOD BOOKS YO.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Date: 2017-06-20 04:39 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] galdrin
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The series has been excellent so far. Can't wait for the next book to come out. I agree - they've done a great job adapting it for TV. Wait 'til you meet Bobby in the TV series. Stunning.
Edited Date: 2017-06-20 04:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-20 05:51 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ivy
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I went the other way around... I heard all the buzz about the TV show (one of my friends is so into it he's teaching Lang Belta classes at cons for fellow linguist-nerds), so I read "Leviathan Wakes" and enjoyed it. I'm on the 72 person library waiting list for "Caliban's War", so, probably sometime this month I'll get to read that, heh. I am totally going to look and see what it is when I get to page 343, haha. Thanks for the review!


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