Hah! I can diss them here without ever re-reading them.
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke. I bought this at the airport before a week-long business trip. If I’d had anything else to read, I never would have finished this brick. It meanders, it’s precious in-a-bad-way. I was not impressed. Why were some people so impressed by this thing. Sheesh. Anyone want to buy a used copy? Barely bent, very good condition paperback 😉
- Split Second – Alex Kava. Maybe her later books got better, but the exposition in the first chapter just bludgeoned all the fun out of it.