Monthly Archives: March 2013

Book Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Miller (4 stars)

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. 4 out of 5 stars Read in May 2010 Excellent weekend spent pondering man, God, science, religion, death, life, despair and hope. Miller’s award-winning novel stands the test of time (over … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Reign in Hell by Brust (3 stars)

To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust 3 out of 5 stars Read in January 2010 Brust’s second published novel, To Reign in Hell, seemed to me almost an alternate history/legend/mythos to Milton’s Paradise Lost. Not having read Milton’s works … Continue reading

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Book Review: Before They Are Hanged by Abercrombie (4 stars)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 4 out of 5 stars Read in May 2009 Returning to the Circle of the World, where Auda was the hub of activity in The Blade Itself, this middle installment of the trilogy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name of the Wind by Rothfuss (5 stars)

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 5 out of 5 stars Read in September 2008 The story is told by the protagonist years after the events occurred. He’s actually dictating his life story to a wondering Chronicler so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Man’s War by Scalzi (4 stars)

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi 4 out of 5 stars Read in December 2008 A good story, regardless of genre, and an especially great military science fiction tale. Our point of view is through the eyes of John Perry. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forever War by Haldeman (3.5 stars)

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in July 2009 If I had been born in the 50s and also been born male, I’m positive I would have loved this story. All the pain, confusion … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts (5 stars)

The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts 5 out of 5 stars First Reading (June, 2009): Great prose, good characters, intriguing plot twists. In fact, I spent the first part of this book in total confusion. I love maps … Continue reading

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