I Recently Finished Reading: Gatefather

I thought this book was a little confusing. The series really could have ended about a third of the way through this book. (Orson Scott Card even admitted as much in the author's afterword.) That meant that the last two-thirds of the book felt more like an extended epilogue rather than a part of the … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Gatefather

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I Recently Finished Reading: Digital Heretic

Its taken me a while to gather my thoughts on this book. It was okay. I thought the writing had really improved over the first book, but I don't think the story was better. There was one big problem with the book. It didn't feel like the story went anywhere. A lot of pieces moved … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Digital Heretic

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

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