Posts tagged Dark Eden
Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett

One of the great things about being a book addict is the joy of stumbling across something total new.  A decade or more a ago, an ill advised membership to the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club (do book clubs even exist any more?) brought with it a book of the month called The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.  Not being one for "fantasy", I intended to send it back, but general lethargy stopped me.  This turned out to be a good thing as the world of Locke and Jean is an amazing place to spend time in.  Likewise, about a year ago, a random Amazon recommendation offered up Dark Eden by Chris Beckett.

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Woollybucks, Starflowers and Leopards... Oh, My!

Very rarely do you buy a novel on a whim and find yourself truly captivated by every line.  A couple years ago, in the days of constant travelling, I felt the need to escape my rather bland world of the inside of airliners flying to yet another bland customer office.  I can’t remember what lead me to find Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden, possibly a review in the Books section of the every trusty The Week, but whatever it was, it was one of those choices that you are always happy you made.

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