Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)

I really like Margaret Atwood’s stories. She’s an absolute crafts-woman with words and can convey an idea in a word, a short sentence or in this specific instance, in a whole book. The much awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s tale goes deeper into this new world and offers a view from the inside as well asContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)”

Orson Scott Card – Magic Street

Did you ever think that a white author like Orson Scott Card could nail writing a compelling black character in a story set in the 2000’s in America – a tale about a magical child and race and belonging in the suburbs. Black cops, white victims, black kids not quite rich, not quite poor. ItContinue reading “Orson Scott Card – Magic Street”

The Fall of the Governor, Part 1 by Robert Kirkman Author · Fred Berman Narrator

The third book in Robert Kirkman’s New York Times bestselling series, The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in Robert Kirkman’s iconic universe, continues with The Fall of the Governor. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book and executive producer of AMC’s blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga,Continue reading “The Fall of the Governor, Part 1 by Robert Kirkman Author · Fred Berman Narrator”

Orson Scott Card – The Call of Earth

The Call of Earth continues the story of Nafai, his family, and the few other people selected by the Oversoul to leave the city of Basilica, and their former lives. Book 1: Memory Of Earth When the human refugees from a ruined Earth founded a colony on the planet Harmony, they determined that this worldContinue reading “Orson Scott Card – The Call of Earth”

Jeffrey Archer – Paths of Glory 2009

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if oneContinue reading “Jeffrey Archer – Paths of Glory 2009”

The Tales of Alvin Maker: Grinning Man

If you’ve read The Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card, you’ll probably enjoy this interlude in the travels of Arthur Stuart and Alvin. They meet another great American character called “Davy Crockett” or “The Grinning Man” due to the fact that his knack is “grinning” at things until they do what he wants themContinue reading “The Tales of Alvin Maker: Grinning Man”

Orson Scott Card * Tales of Alvin Maker * Book 6 – The Crystal City

I was encouraged by both the title and the cover art for this novel that Alvin was finally going to take that golden plough out of his poke and finally lay the ground for his city, and in that regard I am not disappointed. However, this is still not the climax of the tale. UsingContinue reading “Orson Scott Card * Tales of Alvin Maker * Book 6 – The Crystal City”