Posts Tagged ‘review’

Book Review: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

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 […]

Book Review of I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Genre – Thriller/Horror/Supernatural, Adult and Young Adult While still following the Dan Wells tradition of being disturbing, thrilling, fast-paced and funny all at the same time, this book was possibly the most beautiful thing I have read this year. You may wonder how vivid scenes of embalming can be […]

Book Review of Runelords Book 1 – The Sum of All Men

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It!) Genre – Epic Fantasy, Adult David Farland kicks off his Runelords Series with the Sum of All Men, in a world where personal attributes can be given, bought, or stolen. Runelords are men who receive endowments from their subjects, such as endowments of strength, metabolism, or wit. These endowments […]

How to Survive the Wheel of Time

Posted on: March 26th, 2011 by Sam 4 Comments

In the blogging industry (is it an industry now?) you have to be careful what you name your blogs; you might give the wrong impression. So let me tell you right away: I just finished Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan and I loved it. This book has received a lot of flack for not […]

Scott Pilgrim’s Symbols: Breaking Down the Allegory

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is an allegorical, multi-watch movie. Some of the absurd humor will strike you immediately the first time, but some of the deeper messages and layered symbolic humor will hit you on subsequent viewings. An Allegory is a story where symbolism is taken to the extreme. Instead of having one symbol, […]

Warbreaker – My Favorite Sanderson Novel

Posted on: February 28th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

I read this book audibly (Quite literally, I downloaded my copy from Audible.com) at the end of 2009. Drowned in the long shadow cast by Sanderson’s prowess, this book just doesn’t get enough attention. I have read all of Sanderson’s published works, and still this is my personal favorite. Sanderson is often noted for his […]

Little Brother: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 25

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

This book was absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t put it down, to my own detriment because I had to face the next school day with two hours’ sleep. But if there’s any reason to have to face a full day of work with no sleep, it’s a book this good. The protagonist is Malcolm (handle: w1n5t0n), […]

Themes in Fablehaven Book 5 – Keys to the Demon Prison

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 by Sam No Comments

There seems to be a generation of Harry Potter fans who are looking for the fun, adventure, and growth that we experienced in that series. When cop-outs like Percy Jackson came out, we snatched them up in order to quench our thirst for more. What we got from these wanna-be stories is a sense of […]

Scott Pilgrim’s Symbolism

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Scott Pilgrim is a movie that appeals not only to a certain audience via interest (video games and anime), but also through taste (humor type), and life experience. This isn’t that far off from every other story portrayed through books, movies, or other means. We bring our personal experiences to the table in everything we […]

Bartimaeus Returns in The Ring of Solomon

Posted on: January 19th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Since I mentioned it on my Literature Lineup, I thought I might as well jot down a few notes. Six years ago, hungry for a good read after Harry Potter, I was scanning the Middle-Grade section when I saw the cover for The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) It looked magical, shiny […]