|A book review...|
October 13, 2020
"Killing Time" by Caleb Carr, 2000 (blurb from Goodreads)...
Information flows freely in 2023, but is all -- or "any" -- of it accurate? Criminal profiler Dr. Gideon Wolfe investigates the murder of a friend in New York City when he is suddenly caught up in the company of a beautiful woman, her ingenious brother, and a band of techno-terrorists at war with the world itself.
I started it sometime last year and just finished on October 11, 2020.
I gave it two stars on Goodreads. To me, it was below par, but not the worst thing I've read.
I've not read anything by Carr before this, but I heard great things about "The Alienest" (novel), so I thought this couldn't be too bad in comparison. But for example... when the tension rises, one would expect some exciting action to occur, not the aftermath of expected action where things suddenly seem less tense. It became somewhat predictable after that.
I also marked an annual collection of science fiction short stories from 1996 as being read, even though I'm just past two-thirds of the way through. I'll probably complete it some time, but I'm reading it at a much slower pace. There are some good stories and some so-so stories, so I gave it 3 stars.
According to Goodreads, I am still behind on my goal of 6 books for 2020. My secret wish, if I can get myself to read more often, is to read 8 more before the end of this year (for a total of 10), but I'll be happy with just reaching my goal.
Anyway, I am glad that I finally finished that book. Now, I have to find another book to start reading, which can be overwhelming when there are over 100 physical books to choose from (plus many more on the kindle).