Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teaser: Charlie Stross and Halting State

The book I'm on today is a first-person crime fiction/near-futuristic thriller novel by Charlie Stross, called Halting State. It was a finalist for the Hugo and Locus awards in 2008 as best novel of the year.

Kindle Location 219 (of 4834 locations - FYI the kindle does not do pagination like books) 
Behind you, Bob's got both his handcams out as well as his headcam, and he's sweeping the room like a cross between the Lone Gunman and a star-crazed paparazzo: It's policing, but not as your daddy knew it.
You're going to have a word with the lad afterwards, remind him he's a cop, not a cinematographer.
Mini Review:
The author is new to me, and I've barely started this book. I can't say much at this point, except perhaps the reason I picked Halting State up. 
The reason is 1) A glowing review from www.cybermage.ae and 2)Desperation for a new and exciting author!
Do read a recent post, perhaps a review of the latest Buffy graphic novel by Joss Whedon.
Read more about Charlie Stross at his blog here: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/
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  1. Great Teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. My teaser did sound overly dramatic, but keep in mind that it was two sentences taken out of their context. But...lots of different books for lots of different people.

    Have a great week!

    My Tuesday Teaser

    Check Out My Giveaway While You Are There

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  2. I'm not familiar with the book though, but are you enjoying it? That's a great teaser :)

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog!
    April @books4juliet

  3. Deepali, great teaser. I hope you are enjoying your book.

    Thank you for checking me out.

    Have a super Week

  4. Nice to see all your blogs :) Thanks for the follow Lacey, I'm following your lovely blog back!

  5. nice teaser


  6. Some Kindle books does pages now! Which is pretty awesome. But I kinda like locations too. Great teaser! :)

    My teaser can be found here! It's from the first page actually! Captured me right away.

  7. I think I like Bob! I'd have to find a way to mess with him, if I worked with him, though. All those camaras...

    P.S. Michael Crichton's last book was 'Pirate Latitudes'. After he had passed away his family found the finished MS in a drawer of his desk.


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