Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
Re: The Book thread.
Finished all three books in the Nathaniel Cade series by Christopher Farnsworth. I have to say I was very impressed with the three so far. The main character, Cade, is a 140 year old vampire bound by a voodoo blood oath to the office of the President of the US. He is a refreshing anti-hero, and very well written as a heartless, remorseless killing machine bound by duty. At the same time he comes across as a tragic hero, compelled to do evil by the monster within him while simultaneously fighting to hold on to whatever moral code he might once have been able to aspire to.
The books themselves are based around the characters dealing with supernbatural threats to the US. Nothing that requires too much suspension of disbelief, and while there is some politics involved, there are no overt attempts to justify any particular agenda or idealogy, which I certainly appreciated. This is a series I can recommend to a lot of people.
On another note - I picked up "Dark Currents" and am reading it now. So far I am liking it. I will probably go ahead and avoid the rest of Carey's books, however.
Last edited by Pratchett; 02-17-2013 at 04:29 AM.