Ol’ George R.R., it has been awhile. I binge read all of A Song of Ice and Fire books right before Dance with Dragons came out years ago. I think with Game of Thrones mania hitting an all time high, I’ve avoided Mr. Martin in turn. But Dying of the Light is something distinctly different than his later novels. Published in […]Read more "Book Review: Dying of the Light"
I finished this book months ago, and enjoyed it so little that I procrastinated writing my review. Distraction is a 1998 dystopian novel written in the not-so-distant future about an American society embroiled in an identity crisis and facing a highly divided and stratified population. Written by Bruce Sterling, it won the Arthur C. Clarke award, and […]Read more "Book Review: Distraction"
Finished this book while out hiking the Davis Mountains last weekend. I’m glad I stuck this one out. Around 400 pages in I was wondering what the fuss was about and how I can possibly know two people who feel so passionately about the series. But then it started to make sense once Richard met […]Read more "Book Review: Wizard’s First Rule"
[Pages Read: 184] I once had a passionate love affair – the kind of brief encounter that fantasy novels are all about: star-crossed lovers who meet and instantly know the other for their soulmate. The sort of relationship that probably inspires Diana Gabaldon. Yeah, I had one of those. And as those sorts of things are […]Read more "Book Update: Wizard’s First Rule"
Having finished this over a week ago, I apparently will take my time in reviewing. In the end, the novel was entertaining. I can’t say that it covered new territory for me, or was particularly inspiring or educational – but it was certainly an enjoyable read. I’d easily recommend it for anyone who enjoys war […]Read more "Book Review: The Forever War"
[Pages Read: 80] After having a date say it was their favorite book, The Forever War had to move off my to-read shelf. Originally published in 1974, Joe Haldeman’s intergalactic alien war novel won both the Hugo and Nebula. Thus far it’s exactly as expected – a true war novel, just set in space. A lot of […]Read more "Book Update: The Forever War"
You know those books that you just savor? The ones you don’t want to end? This was Handmaid’s Tale for me. I was completely swept up in it. Even though I kept wanting the ending to be something more unexpected or bold – I still bought into every minute of it. The novel itself is […]Read more "Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale"