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"
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"
[Pages Read: 253] Published in 2000, Revelation Space is what is (apparently) called a “space opera novel” by Alastair Reynolds. The book chronicles primarily three points of view, all that are obviously intertwined and headed for an eventual merge. I enjoy this sort of plot structure, keeps pacing fresh and allows for jumps in space and […]Read more "Current Book: 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"