The Graveyard Game (The Company #4)
Love me some Kage Baker. Time travel, movies, cyborgs, and a sense of humor. As the Company series goes on it just gets more and more fun.
January 21, 2015
I'm going to miss Ms. Baker a great deal. Her writing was just the purest kind of pleasure I know.
This volume focuses on Joseph (Sky Coyote) and Lewis, the literature preserver, and one of my favorite characters. Mendoza has been disappeared, and they're trying to dig through Company files and everyone's memories for clues. ...more
While I miss the lighter tone of the first couple books, I have found books 3 & 4 to be far more intriguing and thought-provoking.
"Sin exists," says Joseph, an immortal cyborg agent employed by Dr. Zeus, Inc., and in this fourth novel of Kage Baker's Company series, it certainly does. The Graveyard Game follows agents Joseph and Lewis as they try to find their missing friend Mendoza, who's been exiled to the Back Way Back as punishment for anti-Company activities.
Dr. Zeus, a time-travel corporation, created cyborgs to selectively preserve artifacts from the past for the edification of the 24th century,
It's all very noble on the face of it, but as time goes on, the Company's motivations and methods begin to seem more ...more
7/27/16 Reread once again. I tend to skip my way through the Company books (some just too dark for a reread), but this one is well worth rereading and I recommend it to you. There's a ton of set-ups for the very involved continuing Company saga and a lot of pieces provided for the puzzle. I don't think readers do themselves a favor by skipping this one. Yes, it's short stories. But they really add value to the 'whole'.
As a native, I love all the California through the ages ...more
Notable passage: "You should understand, after where we've been today. We don't have families, we don't have homes, we don't even have nati ...more