Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Dies The Fire by S. M. Stirling. Set in a post-apocalyptic Oregon where a mysterious flash has sent the world back to the Dark Ages by causing all technology to fail, it's been on my to-read list for awhile now. I finally started reading it because a friend just did and really liked it. But I couldn't get into it. Reminded me a lot of Eric Flint's 1632 series. Interesting premise but very uneven writing. If it wasn't slow, then it was melodramatic and cheesy. The New Agey hippie pagan characters especially got on my nerves because they were so stereotypical. Every time they talked I wanted a gang of bikers to come in and slaughter them so they'd shut up.