If people did not already know, I like reading. And I mean, I really like reading. It's one of those hobbies I've really gotten into in a big way again, and that pleases me no end. I know there are some other readers on the forums, and as the title of this thread suggests, I want to know what you are reading, your thoughts about it, and all the rest. I tend to read almost everything and anything that falls into my possession, and therefore, I want to know more about you, community! I like history and books based around it, whether they are real or fictional. My favorite author is George Orwell, having read Animal Farm but there are many other authors I intend to read as well, some of whom have similar undertones in their works. But this isn't the point of the thread. And here we go...
The Shot, by Philip Kerr
I chose to read this now despite buying it in August last year, because it fitted in perfectly after another novel I read. Before this book I read Code to Zero by Ken Follett, and since it seemed consistent I went with this. Both books are set in the Cold War, with Code to Zero taking place before, though this book slots in historically if you wanted to try and build a consistent universe for some reason.
I'm not sure how I feel about this story yet. I'm about half-way through and I can't make my mind up. It seems alright but it's hampered by a lack of action at the moment, and characters who seem difficult to like. None of them seem particularly human at the moment but at the same time it could definitely change before too long. I'll hold out and keep reading since my view, while not uncommon, seems to be followed up with an excellently-written ending which seems to fit with current knowledge. I don't know what to read after this but that is a predicament that I always manage to enjoy.
My copy doesn't have the same cover, but the copy I own seems to be difficult to find a decent looking cover of, so this is the most similar I can find without going into tiny or low-quality images.