Category Archive: Book Review

Jan 05

Book Review: The Color of Water

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride A novel, or memoir, at its best, will give you a window in to the life of someone you might never meet in real life. This memoir, if you can call it a memoir when half of it is about …

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Dec 18

Book Review: Tongues of Serpents

Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik I’m still very much enjoying this series, though this book wasn’t as excellent as the last one. It’s still good though, a rollicking adventure with high stakes in an exotic land. Novik presents early nineteenth century Australia as a rough land of rough men, and the countryside as a …

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Dec 18

Book Review: Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik When I finished this book, I immediately bought the next one in the series. I’m really enjoying the characters and the world and how different each novel is from the one that preceded it. This novel is set once again in England, but the decisions and the events in …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Empire of Ivory

Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik I really enjoyed this book, but I do think that in some ways it’s a bit weaker. It feels more like the middle episode of a long series than a complete story the way the first two books were. Still, it’s a ripping yarn. It starts out with our …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Black Powder War

Black Powder War by Naomi Novik I enjoyed the first two books in this series so much that I got this one and its sequel to read, and ended up reading this in just a couple of days. It’s a delightful romp with good pacing and several intriguing plot twists. High points included feral dragons …

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