Book Reviews

Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

I'm a massive fan of Orson Scott Card. He got me hooked with Ender's Game and then I got into the Alvin Maker series. To my surprise, I received an Audiobook from one of my friends with a story I had not read or come across before. The Elephants of Poznan. About the story The… Continue reading Orson Scott Card – Elephants of Poznan

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

'Rise of The Governor' is the story of the Blake brothers, Philip and Brian who are making their way to Atlanta with Philip's daughter, Penny. Seventy~two hours after the dead began to come back to life, Philip, his daughter Penny, his friends, Bobby and Nick, and Philip's older brother, Brian, the weaker of the two… Continue reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

Book Reviews, Stephen King

Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

There are a few Stephen King books which I read in an afternoon or two and the Bachman books are some of them. I loved "Rage" and Blaze and Thinner and also the Running man. The book was adapted into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but I must say I loved the book more. In the year… Continue reading Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

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I’m starved for you * Margaret Atwood book review

I must have finished this book in about 2h or so and I must say I'm impressed. It is set in an alternate future, where all the humans, in order to have some sort of an order after an apocalyptic event (and also as a social experiment), decide to create a city where the population… Continue reading I’m starved for you * Margaret Atwood book review

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The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

The handmaid of the title is Offred, one of the few fertile women in a totalitarian theocratic state. Offred serves the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. Every month she must have impersonal sex with the Commander until she becomes pregnant. Let’s just say this novel is not exactly fiction. The Handmaid's Tale is considered… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

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Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Following Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAdam, I decided to try another dystopian future book by Margaret Atwood. I picked A Handmaid's tale from the bookshelf and I can't put it down. Despair is interwoven with a strong desire to die. The handmaid is a captive, with no other purpose as… Continue reading Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

There is a specific thrill in picking up a book from Canadian best seller author Margaret Atwood which you know will be based in a dystopian future, an alegorical tale of things to be and how they could come to be. And I approached this book knowing the first part of the story - of… Continue reading Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

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Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

Unravell me wasn't as good as Shatter Me from my perspective but it's still a very good YA book. Much better than Mortal Instruments so far. It's starting off slow, with a small recollection of the events from the previous novel (Shatter Me) and how Juliette, the main hero of the story, tries to fit… Continue reading Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

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A brave new world vs 1984

In the latter half of the twentieth century, two visionary books cast their shadows over our futures. One was George Orwell’s memory hole and the torture palace called the Ministry of Love, and the discouraging spectacle of a boot grinding into the human face forever. The other was Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), which… Continue reading A brave new world vs 1984