Book Reviews

The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

I don't think I have been so intrigued about a book in a long time. Following You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review and Hidden Bodies, I think I developed a sort of a taste for the life adventures of a psychopath. Or in this specific case, a person with so few social skills it makes the recluse Loch… Continue reading The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

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Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

Whenever I think of a young woman's journey to an uncertain destiny, I usually think of David Palme's Emergence  - especially if the girl is under 15, has the power to take a life and is a master of disguise, diplomacy and martial arts. Patience is the seventh seventh seventh daughter of the space captain who first… Continue reading Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

Book Reviews

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

I don't usually read non-fiction but this book was on my audiobook list and I decided to give it a go! Oh boy! Was I in for a treat!  opened my eyes to ways people are manipulated into buying specific brands from birth (or even before birth!) through skillful usage of smells, sounds, recognizable adverts,… Continue reading Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

Book Reviews

American Gods Book Review * Neil Gailman

With the release of the American Gods TV Show, I decided to give the book a go and it is good! Very good! What do you worship? The American Gods TV Series Isn't Afraid to Go Full-On Weird, and That's What Makes It Great There aren’t many authors who have the kind of fandom that Neil Gaiman… Continue reading American Gods Book Review * Neil Gailman

Book Reviews

Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

In the Tales of Alvin Maker, Orson Scott Card does the same thing for Mormonism that Lewis did for general Christianity in Narnia, but the world of the tales is much closer to our own than Narnia is this world is an alternate america in the early 1800s, an America with a slightly different history,… Continue reading Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Book Reviews

Alvin Maker * The Red Profet * Orson Scott Card

Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card is the second in the Alvin Maker series (after The Seventh Son) and is a dramatic look at what early America could have been. This work of fiction involves characters pulled from reality that include Ta-Kumsaw (Tecumseh) and his brother Tenskwa-Tawa (Tenskwatawa); taken from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte… Continue reading Alvin Maker * The Red Profet * Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews, Stephen King

The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.” Like many of the Mother Goose rhymes, the verse about the Tommyknockers is deceptively simple. The origin of the word is difficult to trace. Webster's… Continue reading The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

Book Reviews

Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

After passing through the futuristic dystopian and totalitarian society presented in 1984, I decided to give one of George Orwell's classics a go: Homage to Catalonia. Written in the form of an autobiographical novel, Orwell presents his days in the Spanish army, their unpreparedness and their fall into the hands of the Communists influences coming from… Continue reading Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

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Cassandra Clare * Mortal Instruments Book 2 * City of Ashes

City of Ashes is the second installment in The Mortal Instruments series, an urban fantasy series set in New York written by Cassandra Clare. The novel was one of YALSA's top ten teen books for 2009. Reading it now, though, over a 6-months span of picking it up and putting it down, I can't see… Continue reading Cassandra Clare * Mortal Instruments Book 2 * City of Ashes