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"
[Pages Read: 76] This is one of those books that I always heard about but never knew how to feel about. In a genre with so few female voices, The Handmaid’s Tale always tempted me since it’s not only a female author – but a very well-acclaimed novel. Published in 1985 and nominated for the Nebula, I […]Read more "Book Update: The Handmaid’s Tale"
THE trilogy of science fiction has finally been read. I feel almost like a weight has been lifted. Throughout this journey when I’ve discussed with people what I’m doing, inevitably it comes up that everyone else has read (and loved) this series and yet somehow I have evaded reading it. I feel like I did […]Read more "Book Review: Foundation"