Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Book Review: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) This book blew me away. In a world that suddenly got magic in the mid-1800s, we follow a group of magical heroes led by General Pershing against the Immortal Emperor Tokugawa. We follow Jake Sullivan, and ex-convict and a “Heavy” who can spike gravity. There’s also Faye, a teleporting […]

Book Review: Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It) When I first saw this on the shelf and read the summary on the back, I couldn’t help but think, “Ooooh! Vampires meets Scott Pilgrim!” And so, naturally, I picked it up. Cal is a carrier of a parasite which infected all of his ex-girlfriends. They have all become […]

Book Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Behemoth is Book 2 of the Leviathan Trilogy. Behemoth picks up on a cheerful front with Aleksandyr giving Daryn his (her) first fencing lesson. I liked that the book had me laughing from page 1, and looking forward to the kind of high-adventure I’ve come to expect from the […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Hands down, one of the very best books I’ve read… not just this year, but ever! The Graveyard Book is gripping from the first moment, and sends chills down your spine. At the same time, it is written in such a way that it should be read aloud, and […]

Book Review: Servant of a Dark God by John Brown

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) I’m coming to the party kind of late on this one. Servant of a Dark God made its debut two years ago. The sequel, Curse of a Dark God, is in the works. I met John Brown at LTUE when he did a presentation titled “How do Get […]

Book Review: Going Postal and Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 4 Stars (Really Liked It!) These two books, starting with Going Postal (Discworld #33), are now my all-time favorites when it comes to books that make you laugh. Terry Pratchett is high satire at its best, writing Moist Vol Lipwig as he scrambles his way into restoring the Ankh-Morpork Post Office to glory. […]

Book Reviews: The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) Anyone who is interested in the Wheel of Time has probably done their own research on Brandon Sanderson, but let me wrap up some of the facts here; Brandon didn’t ask for this. He is a die-hard of the books, and grew up reading them like you and […]

Book Reviews: Knife of Dreams and New Spring by Robert Jordan

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) I read 5 Wheel of Time Books this year because I wanted to catch up with the series, now that Sanderson is working on the last installment. As I’ve posted before, I had a hard time continuing with Robert Jordan books. It felt like he was slowing things […]

Book Review: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 3 Stars (Liked It!) Monster Hunter International is, as Brandon Sanderson said, “An Ode to how fun it is to shoot things in the face.” Owen is a large man, a gun-nut, and an accountant. The book begins when he ends up shoving his werewolf boss out the window. Yes, it’s that kind […]

YA Books You Should Be Reading

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

At Worldcon one of my favorite Panels was titled, “Beyond Harry Potter: What other Young Adult Fiction Everyone – Adults Included – Should Be Reading.” The panelists were Ellen Asher, Susan Chang, Laura Frankos, Dan Wells, and Andrew Wheeler. I took down a 90% accurate list of the suggestions of the panelists, as well as […]