Category: Book Review

Jun 27

Book Review: Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin For the first time in my life, I actually read a book because of the television show it was based off of instead of the other way around. I’d resisted reading this series for a long time, one because it is high fantasy, and two because my …

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Jun 21

Book Review: Sleepwalk With Me

Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia Mike Birbiglia is a funny guy. I’ve heard him on “This American Life” a couple of times, and he’s a great comedian. He manages to make me laugh without resorting to racism, misogyny, or a surfiet of swear words, unlike many comedians. So when …

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Jun 10

Book Review: Microserfs

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland This book is lauded as the zeitgeist manifesto of Generation X, and to some extent, that’s true. It takes place in the mid-nineties, in Redmond, WA and Silicon Valley, and if you lived through that time (and especially if you were in your early twenties in that time) Microserfs will hit …

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Jun 06

Book Review: Mechanique-A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine You will never read another book quite like this one: lyrical, charming, dark, and very, very steampunk. It’s a tale of the circus, of acrobats with copper bones, of a war-torn post apocalyptic society, and of two people drawn together by their desire for a …

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May 31

Book Review: Mockingbird

Mockingbird by Sean Stewart This book didn’t end as well as it started out, which is just as well, because if it did, it would have ripped a hole in the universe due to pure awesomeness. I picked it up because I so much enjoyed Stewart’s other book PERFECT CIRCLE, and this promised to be …

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