I’ve struggled to read since just before Christmas for a variety of reasons, but I finally managed to break into some books this past week. I’ve been eyeing quite a few that have arrived at the house over the past couple of months, but every time I start one my attention seems to drift off and I can never really get into them. I decided that it was time for a comfort read, and me being me I don’t do things by half. So, last week I cracked open The Dreaming Void by Peter F Hamilton, planning to read all three books over a few weeks. However, much like the Void, I devoured them, and in just a week too. Excellent!
So, why the Void trilogy? Simple – I know I enjoy it. It’s got some great space opera elements with lots going on, but it also has Edeard’s story within the Void. These sections are sci-fi light, perhaps even science fantasy, but they seem to work so well. I enjoy the characters Peter creates and the settings and situations he puts them in. It all ends up being a very readable story, and that’s exactly what I needed at the moment and it seems to have done the job of re-awakening my interest in reading again