Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Best Book of November

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: What was the best book you read this month?

November was an upgrade from October where I read a whopping one--yes, one--book. This month, I finished two. *throws confetti*

Out of those, The Digital Plague was the best. It's the second book in the Avery Cates series and when I had finished the first one during last year's NaNoWriMo, I got all fangirly and pretty much forced the book down Hubby's throat*. So reading the sequel during November worked for me.

Blurb from Goodreads:
Avery Cates is a very rich man. He's probably the richest criminal in New York City. But right now, Avery Cates is pissed. Because everyone around him has just started to die - in a particularly gruesome way. With every moment bringing the human race closer to extinction, Cates finds himself in the role of both executioner and savior of the entire world. 
What I loved about The Digital Plague and it's precursor, The Electric Church, is Avery Cates. He's an anti-hero and his voice is awesome in it's grittiness. He doesn't censor himself in his narration. He's pretty much a bastard, but even when we see his more human side, he's still a bastard. Oddly, this makes him very likable.

The other thing that's great is the world building. Jeff Somers has a terrific eye for it. I could see the futuristic, dilapidated version of New York that Avery lived in with such clarity, it was scary. Yeah, I could totally imagine this as the future.


Don't forget to stop by YA Highway to see more best of November picks. In the meantime, what was the best book you read this month?



* He still hasn't read it.
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8 comments:

  1. I'm almost done with The Passage. SO EFFIN' brilliant--think The Stand but instead of SuperFlu, Vampire Virus (and not as many central characters). Didn't think anyone could do anything interesting or unique with vamps, but Justin Cronin has written some damn good apocalyptic adventure/quest/horror in the vein of Uncle Stevie. Lovin' it--haven't really been reading a lot lately, been too busy writing and dealing with life--but there've been a couple of points where it's gotten so intense, I've had to put it down. And then rushed back because I HAD to know what was going to happen.
    And of course, there was the latest Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight, the last of the Tiffany Aching books... *sigh* Gonna miss that character. LOVE those books, and this one did not disappoint. George Carlin's "sortabiography" (his term) is also reading pretty awesome.

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  2. Most recently for me was The Sky Is Everywhere. I liked the poetry aspect of the book.
    Digital Plague sounds really good!

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  3. OOOOHHH it does sound very cool. Nice choice.

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  4. You have great taste!
    Thanks for the shout out for Jeff Somers book!

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