I read this book because it was mentioned by Hank Green in one of his VEDA videos and I happened to find it in the library the same day.
There's not much I can say about it other than that it's brilliant. As you probably know, I don't read a lot of science fiction (hardly any), but that didn't stop me from appreciating everything about this book.
The main focus of the first of the Hyperion Cantos is mostly flashbacks, as the…
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Even though I finished the book approximately seven hours ago, halfway through a long day of work, I am writing this review still in a state of confusion. But more on that later.
Guess what? I love these books. It's kind of a Doctor Who-esque love on a smaller scale. I guess I'm only saying that because it's sci-fi and makes you say "WHAT?!" a lot.
So Mostly Harmless starts off in a parallel universe with a different Trillian--or Tricia…Continue
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I'm sorry, this review is also going to have to be kind of short, mainly because I finished the book last night and I'm already half way through the 5th one, and all of the events are kind of getting jumbled up in my brain now. This series gets more and more confusing as you go through it. Things introduced to us throughout the books that make the plot confusing:
Book 1: lightspeed (not interesting, but that's where the typical sci-fi ends) and a ship being powered by…Continue
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Do you like dystopian fiction? Do you like The Hunger Games? Do you like books full of intense action and realistic relationships and gross monsters and plot twists and terrifying and incredibly sad moments? Do you like being glued to the page? Do you want to read a book about a bunch of teenage boys flung into the middle of an unsolvable maze with no memories and no instruction, a maze full of horrific creatures which are part slug, part machine; boys who then proceed to spend…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on July 25, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
As you may have guessed if you have read the book that my last review was about, one of the reasons I chose to read Hitchhiker's was because it is mentioned as an entertaining read in Among Others. I also figured since it is one of the most well-known science fiction novels of all time, it would be a good thing to read, even though I don't usually read science fiction.
I am so glad I finally decided to read it. The entertainment value... wow. There are a LOT…Continue
so im reading this book its called earth abides and im having a problem...
the end of chapter seven (part one) following Emma's reminder to look at literature regarding midwifery. "well you had better get busy at that book work now. I guess it happened."and onward from there. i dont understand the conversation being held between them! alot of whats being said, seems to all be subtext! from what i can gather she is not announcing that she is pregnant but instead that she is of…Continue
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i keep gettin this reoccuring dream that doesnt make any sense. im walking down the main street of the CBD and all of a sudden there is this old magic shop blended in with everything else. it looks like its been there for centuries and its everything a magic shop should be. its amazing.
the dream got me wondering if the shop really is there. i know it porbs isnt but i still feel the urge to go and make sure :/ i then started wondering if there is any truth in our dreams. so…Continue
I am new to this community of nerdlicious people. I hope you are well today.
Today marks the third day of the downstairs corner neighbor thumping something heavy in their apartment. It is my belief that this woman is a witch and has a boggart sealed away in her wardrobe. At first I thought perhaps she was an inventor, constructing a behemoth machine to do her evil bidding…and make her breakfast, tidy up, you know general evil housekeeping. But if this was the case I…Continue
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There's one in my town. Is there one in yours? WHAT? You have more than one?
OK, OK, be grateful, Claire, it's not going to 1) kill you, or 2) make you change bookshops. Seriously. My one's better than yours. It's SO COOL. And there's a Lord of the Rings 50th anniversary edition, which makes me go cross eyed, because it's a beautiful hard-backed all-in-one edition, but it costs 42 euros, so it's out of the question, worst luck, but I like to look at it. It's in an ACTUAL glass case,…Continue
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