I Recently Finished Reading: A Wizard of Earthsea

I've read this book before, but I was in the mood for something a little familiar (not too familiar, it's probably been 15-ish years). I think it may be my favorite LeGuin book. For the most part, I don't really care for LeGuin's style. I think her writing is a bit too literary for my … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: A Wizard of Earthsea

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I Recently Finished Reading: Watchers

I've made it a habit of not reading book covers before reading the book. I like to go into the stories with zero expectations. I had heard that Watchers was one of Koontz's best, so I picked it up, but I had no idea what it was about, so it was a surprise to learn … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Watchers

I Recently Finished Reading: Galactic Pot Healer

It's always interesting to read a Dick novel. Some of them are really good. Some of them are really hard to get through, and some of them are just weird. Galactic Pot Healer probably falls into the weird category. The premise of the book is that an extraordinarily powerful alien is attempting to raise a … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Galactic Pot Healer

I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

While I've read The Wizard of Oz several times over the years, this was just the second time I had read The Marvelous Land of Oz. The thing that struck me most while reading it was how it was both sexist and progressive at the same time. One of the key plot points in the … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Reading this book was a far different experience from what I was expecting. Most of the Vorkosigan books have an external conflict where Cordelia, Miles, Mark, or even Ivan have to use their wits and limited resources to resolve the situation. Most of them fall into the subcategories of action or political intrigue. Gentleman Jole … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

I Recently Finished Reading: Attack of the Fiend

This is the fourth book of the Wardstone Chronicles, and the best I've read so far. While the series has never been particularly light-hearted, Attack of the Fiend takes the series to an even darker place. The story of the book is a bit more intense than previous installments. Rather than Tom and his master … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Attack of the Fiend