Seveneves

Well, it took me just under two weeks to read this nearly 900-page saga about the end of the world and what that world - and human civilization - might be like 5,000 years later. And I enjoyed it. There's a lot I'll remember. What I won't remember, though, are the characters. With a couple …

Runner

Patrick Lee’s first two books – The Breach and Ghost Country – set up their stories in just a few pages and then got down to action. Chases, fights, escapes galore. Characterization was thin, but that was okay because the action was the key. What made it so distinctive was the detail. First would come …