Friday, April 29, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
I would give this a two star rating. Most stories weren't that terrific, though a few I did like. Worth the time to read it, not so sure, though I usually pick these because they have an author or two I really like. This was Jim Butcher and George R.R. Martin in this collection. Though Brian Sanderson is a possible new author to check out. Otherwise no one caught my attention.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
I am a fan of Armstrong. I fell in love with her stories, when I started reading Bitten, book one of her Otherworld series. So when I love or like an author, I usually give their new work. I was not disappointed.
This story reads pretty fast. This installment has a lot of action, with some twists in it, and characters that one enjoys following. I just wish the world they inhabited was richer. One gets glimpses on how things are run in the society but I wish for bit more on the society and some of the history pertaining to the twins power, and how that came to be. Perhaps, in one of the other parts of this trilogy?
Otherwise, the tale is an enjoyable read from start to finish. A wonderful fantasy read.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I had never heard of this series and after seeing a teaser for The Expanse on the SyFy channel, I did some digging on the show and found out it was based on a book series. I decided to give the t.v. series try, and watched the four episodes on demand before the premiere and was hooked, so I thought , why not check out the book.
I am glad I gave this book a chance. Its a wonderfully crafted tale that is more than traditional sci-fi. Its a mix of mystery, with a nod to classic noir, a tad of horror thrown in, and a eclectic cast of characters, who are a perfect fit in this space tale.
It all starts with a missing gal, and the cop assigned to her case. In space, a crew of ice haulers come across a secret that could change the universe, a secret worth killing for, and the beginning of an story worth the time exploring.
P.S. The t.v. series respectfully represents the world of The Expanse series. I enjoy series where you can see the author utilizing additions or subtractions if they rewrote the tale. Not all adaptations are good, but this one is worth seeing.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
When will this endless falling stop.
Ever spiraling endlessly in the pitch black darkness.
Every now and then finding my grip, a brief moment of normality, stillness, security.
But as I pull myself ever higher, reaching for and seeking the light, something pushes me and I
struggle to maintain my hold but fail.
Miserably, once again falling, spiraling forever in the darkness.
Wondering, hoping for that small rung to cling to.
To finally pull myself out of this gravity well of nothingness.
To stand on my own two feet and truly feel human once again.