Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey

July 5, 2021

The Expanse book two: non-stop action with more politics and horror.

Still fantastic. Barreled right through.

I love that each chapter, told from a specific character’s point of view, feels as though it might have been written by that character. It’s particularly interesting changing character mid scene and taking a different view on it.

I think that’s one thing that makes this so fun to read: a person or place or situation might be explained several times, each from a different point of view that doesn’t feel redundant. So you can get a strong sense of a character, know how a place looks and feels and smells far beyond an initial description of it. And yet these details are conveyed so sparingly they never feel like the slow the pace of the story to step aside and provide context.