Title: The Currents of Space
Author: Isaac Asimov
Page Count: 208
This book was just okay, and Asimov has definitely written better ones. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, it just wasn’t excellent. In part, that’s because it didn’t really read like an Asimov book, although if anything it reminded me of a Richard Bachman book and that’s just Stephen King with a pseudonym. There’s also a little bit of Philip K. Dick in here.
I’d still recommend picking it up if you get a chance, but I wouldn’t say that it’s representative of Asimov’s work as a whole. It’s just a pretty good thriller style novel, but there’s nothing to particularly recommend it.
There’s not much more for me to say about this, other than that the main character was called Rik and it kind of twisted my melon, because I know a guy called Rik. It didn’t really affect my enjoyment either way, but it was an interesting little Easter egg that reminded me of my thoughts on the way that we bring a lot of ourselves to each book that we read. Our enjoyment depends at least partially upon our circumstances.