Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like a lot of reviewers, I'm not sure how I feel about Dark Eden. It didn't bore me, which is always a good thing - the question is whether the total sum reactions are positive or negative. In the end I came down with... Continue Reading →

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey My rating: 5 of 5 stars I would describe this book as "masochist woman with slightly magical vagina conquers the world". Note - this is not a criticism. It's well written, amusing, intricate, interesting. It's nice to read a book where people don't have sexual hangups, which is straight faced... Continue Reading →

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik My rating: 5 of 5 stars Much like the heroine herself, this book should not work. It has all the ingredients for something foppish and cliche and yet it is a very good fantasy novel. Confidently written, well paced, enjoyable (even funny in many places), with refreshingly angst-free protagonists. View all... Continue Reading →

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like many LeGuin books I wasn't sold on the beginning; the psychiatrist stuff is quite dated and poorly done. However the book is excellent conceptually and many of the "dated" concepts can be explained away by the narrative functions existing... Continue Reading →

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand My rating: 1 of 5 stars I can't say enough how much I disliked this book. It's so bad I felt physically ill after finishing it (and yes I did choose to finish it anyway, because how else could I form a comprehensive opinion, especially if I don't at least... Continue Reading →

Wings of a Falcon by Cynthia Voigt

The Wings of a Falcon by Cynthia Voigt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantasy books get a lot of flack from "established" literature. Children or young adult fantasy books get ignored by adult fantasy readers. So between the two, I guess it's not surprising to find that this book is an undiscovered gem. But... Continue Reading →

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