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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Deepwater Black (Deepwater, #1) by Ken Catran

Deepwater Black  - Ken Catran

24/11 - This was my first YA read as a young adult and I have loved it ever since.  I haven't read it in at least 10 years, so it will be interesting to see how it stands the test of time and a slightly more sophisticated reader.  Off to read it in the bath right now.  Yay!!  To be continued...

A few hours later - As well as the first YA, this was the first sci-fi book I read and the book that I credit for getting me so interested in wormholes, black holes and other mostly unknown aspects of space.  Without this initial interest in space I don't think I would have enjoyed Star Gate, Star Wars or spent time learning whatever I can from the small amount that the experts know.  The idea that the crew starts out in pods and are awakened mid flight (possibly because their attention would be needed in the near future for situations outside the spaceship) always reminded me of the opening scenes of Alien and Event Horizon where they were woken up just before their human brains were needed to make decisions regarding the mission.  To be continued...



25/11 - Just as fantastic as the last time!!  I love the prexing, going to and fro from a past life to now, using your past life to solve problems in your current time.  I like the fact that none of the aliens (not the teenage crew) were humanoid in any way.  That was one thing that always bothered me about Star Gate, that no matter where they went the aliens almost always resembled us - walking upright on two feet; eyes, nose, mouth; hands with at least a couple of fingers.  Aliens (in my opinion) are most likely to be unlike anything we can imagine - in other words completely alien.  Catran's aliens are completely alien, giant blobs, acid gel or spider-like with mini drills.  Even after re-reading the description of Trites I always imagined them closely resembling Star Gate's Replicators.  As I read the passages about them scurrying across the floor I hear the mechanical Replicator sounds in my head.


I did notice some proof-reading errors that had escaped me the previous four or five times I read Deepwater Black, but mostly they were missing quotation marks at the end of a passage of dialogue.  Only a couple of errors involving missing words or letters, so it's only going to cost the book half a star.  I have read the rest of the trilogy once but don't remember the details or the conclusion of the series.  So, near 20 years after the purchase of the first book (by my mum for $8.95) I found the second and third online at Abe's Books ($1 each plus $7 p&h each) and THEY'RE ON THE WAY.  I'M SO EXCITED (especially since the library no longer has them in their collection)!!  Can't wait to read Deepwater Landing and Deepwater Angels.