23. Rosewater, by Tade Thompson

I have given up on this audiobook about a third of the way through. It wasn’t really engaging my interest sufficiently to see how it carries on.

Rosewater is a kind of sci-fi thriller, set in Nigeria in 2066. There has been some kind of alien contact – the alien entity is contained in a biodome. Somehow it is capable of curing people of their illnesses, even reanimating the dead. And it gives some people ESP or telepathic abilities.

Elsewhere this book gets good reviews.  So I can only say that it wasn’t really for me.

3 out of 10.

10. 1222, by Anne Holt

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I’ve given up on this one, at 47%, according to my Kindle.

Apparently it’s no 8 in a series, and – in an attempt to be fair – different from the rest of the series.

In this ‘Nordic Noir’, the cast of characters is trapped in a remote hotel in Norway in the midst of a winter storm, having been rescued from a derailed train. I have given up, finding it implausible and, frankly, boring.

1222, by the way, is the hotel’s height above sea level, in metres.

1/10