05.25.13

Brief Review of Timothy Zahn’s “Quadrail” Series

Posted in Reviews at 7:45 PM by Maurice Alvarez

One of the benefits of my new commute is that I get to read a lot again. I always missed that when i started driving to work 12 years ago.

On the current reading list is the sci-fi “Quadrail” series by Timothy Zahn. It was recommended by a friend, and being familiar with Zahn, I figured I’d give it a shot. He paces his stories very well and has interesting characters in complex plots. However, sometimes he has the characters make some intuitive leaps that leave you scratching your head. And the explanations for these leaps don’t always make sense. Still, it almost hearkens back to Dashiel Hammet and Raymond Chandler who often had their characters do the same. Despite that, the stories were fun to read. The same is true of Zahn.

I’m still on the 4th book of 5, so we’ll see how the last one goes.