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The latest installment of Back to the Hugos looks at Dreamsnake, one of the few winners that I have never read. http://t.co/pnQbnnhT


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The latest installment of Back to the Hugos looks at Dreamsnake, one of the few winners that I have never read. http://t.co/pnQbnnhT


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  1. Got a copy sitting on my shelves along with a bunch of other unread books. But with descriptions like “At its worst, Dreamsnake reads like the dull bits of Tolkien – only without the jokes.” it may remain there unread for quite some time.

    1. I’ve picked up my copy a few times, read the back cover blurb and put it back on the shelf. For whatever reason, it’s never tempted me.

      Other Hugo winners I have never read include The Snow Queen, Green and Blue Mars and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Not sure whey I’ve never read Snow Queen. Just never got around to it, I guess.

      As for Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars books, I hated Red Mars. I found it completely turgid so didn’t want to waste my time reading two more books out of some sense of duty.

      I have not interest in the Harry Potter books so wasn’t about to read the first three in order to check out the fourth book in the series.

      I fear that if George Martin wins this year, I’ll probably ignore that book as well.

      As usual, I aim to read all of this year’s Hugo novel nominees, but am skipping that book figuring there’s no sense reading a book in the middle of a series I know nothing about.

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