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"
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"
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"
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"
Hard to believe it’s been a month since my last post. I got wrapped up doing that thing called life and while I’ve kept reading – haven’t been posting. So on to the review… Darwin’s Radio is a 1999 novel that won the Nebula and was nominated for the Hugo. It documents the spread of […]Read more "Book Review: Darwin’s Radio"
Again, another non-List book. This one at least was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, but still – I should probably get back to making headway on the Lists. I finished this book while on vacation in Puerto Rico. I found the storytelling to be rich and engaging, my only complaint would be that […]Read more "Book Review: Revelation Space"
I wanted to like this book. I truly did. But somewhere around midpoint I realized that this book felt more like a Stephen King novel than a Clarke. In true King fashion, the begin was wonderfully set up – I had visions of the where the story could be headed, enticed by the obvious religious […]Read more "Book Review: Childhood’s End"