I Recently Finished Reading: Curse of the Bane

I thought this book was far better than the first one. I was hesitant to pick it up at first because the first book was a bit disappointing, but this one improved on the first in almost every way. The character development in book two was the biggest difference for me. Tom starts to come … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Curse of the Bane

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I Recently Finished Reading: The Rolling Stones

This was different from Heinlein's other youth books. Usually, when I read one of Heinlein's YA books, there's a definite protagonist (usually a character who's a little too perfect), and a definite goal or obstacle that needs to be achieved/overcome. The stories are straightforward, and the complexity of the books comes through the ideas presented … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Rolling Stones

Quick Thoughts on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

My wife had been waiting to see this movie for a few months, so we went to go see it opening night. I didn't have many expectation at first, but was more excited when I saw it was directed by Luc Besson (who also directed The 5th Element, which is one of my all time … Continue reading Quick Thoughts on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I Recently Finished Reading: Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians (Books 4-5)

This is part 2 of my review on the Alcatraz books. Part 1 can be found here. The Shattered Lens I liked this book a lot more the second time around. The first time I read it, it was really confusing. Some of that was intentional (the Hamlet quote section comes immediately to mind), some … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians (Books 4-5)