Category: Book Review

Jul 24

Book Review: Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin I’ll have to agree with the general assertion that this is the weakest novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I’ve heard the story that this and DANCE WITH DRAGONS were meant to be a single novel, and that GRRM had to split them into …

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Jul 23

Book Review: Spark

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey My friend recommended this to me as good solid research for how exercise improves your brain. Not only does exercise make you think faster, it also improves your mood, makes you live longer, and can reverse soem of the effects of …

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Jul 14

Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch This is the second book in Scott Lynch’s “Gentleman Bastards” series, but I don’t think you have to have read THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA to appreciate it. Lynch’s world is an amazing tapestry of fantasy cultures. Cities have infrastructure of ancient techonolgies, bondsmagi alter lives like …

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Jul 10

Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss This is the second novel in the “Kingkiller Chronicles” the epic fantasy by Patrick Rothfuss which charmed and delighted me despite the fact that I’d lost my taste for epic fantasies. I liked THE NAME OF THE WIND enough that I decided to pick this one up and …

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Jul 05

Book Review: Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin This is the third novel in GRRM’s “Song of Ice and Fire” series. Chronologically it continues, and in some cases, overlaps the second novel, A CLASH OF KINGS. The main characters are Sansa, Jon, Arya, Catlyn Stark, Jamie and Tyrell Lannister, Davos the onion knight, Samwell Tarly …

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