Thursday, October 13, 2011

What the man of the house reads

It's nice having a husband who reads, having such a large collection of books, and being a former bookseller. It means that when he's bored, I can ask him what he might be in the mood to read and then comb the bookshelves for something appropriate.

So you know, he's a big fan of Terry Pratchett, loved the Dark Tower series, and raves about Christopher Moore.

I'd bought a new-ish trilogy at the Borders going out of business sale and slipped them onto hubby's bedside table. Lo and behold, he's been reading them for the past few weeks and really enjoying them. I know how to pick 'em!

The series is Simon Morden's Metrozone trilogy, released by Orbit earlier this year: Equations of Life, Theories of Flight, and Degrees of Freedom. There are excerpts on the author's page, but here's a bit about Equations to whet your appetite:

Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone – the last city in England. He’s lived this long because he’s a man of rules and logic. For example: GETTING INVOLVED = A BAD IDEA.

But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he’s saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly: SAVING THE GIRL = GETTING INVOLVED.

Now, the equation of Petrovitch’s life is looking increasingly complex:


But Petrovitch has a plan – he always has a plan – he’s just not sure it’s a good one.

Apparently, there's lots of Russian cursing in the book :) Now, what I'll find for my SO to read when he's finished with these is the question! (Actually, that's in the bag. It's a surprise, though.)


Vickie said...

It's good to share a love of books, definitely. My DH reads, but not as voraciously as I do or even Lady K. He reads at bedtime for the most part and reads mostly historical biographies. He also likes mysteries, thankfully, so I can find odds and ends from my shelf for him.

This series looks intriguing. Off to look it up and likely add it to the WWBL.

Tez Miller said...

Make sure your husband teaches you all the Russian cuss words he's learned ;-)