Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, book, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming- and too often he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.
Here is a novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet of Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family- and would bring fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. Continue reading “Dune Book Review”→
Raven Whitney is on a needed break from her job as a telepathic hunter of serial killers. Whilst resting at an inn in the Carpathian Mountains, she hears a lonely and desperate voice that gets her attention.
The voice she hears is of Mikhail Dubrinsky, the Dark Prince of the Carpathians. The Carpathians are not a race of human but an immortal race that look like humans and have telepathic powers and the ability to change into animals as well as mist. Continue reading “Dark Prince Book Review”→
In the city of Beszel, a woman is found murdered and Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad has to investigate the case.
At the offset, Borlú suspects that what looks like a straight forward murder is far from that.
As Borlú delves into the case, it brings him into the other city of Ul Qoma where he has to work with Ul Qoman detective Qussin Dhatt. Together the two try to unravel a case that will involve conspiracies and perhaps take on more than they can handle. Continue reading “The City and The City Book Review”→
The story is set in Sussex, England. An older man returns to his childhood home town for a funeral. He goes down to a lane and he remembers when he was 7 years old and how he meet his friend Lettie Hempstock and how she protected and saved him from a strange monster.
The Buried Giant is a historical fiction involving fantasy and myth of a tale of two elderly Briton’s journey to find their long forgotten son. Set in England, post-Arthurian mythical times, the fighting between Britons and Saxons are over and they now live side by side in peace. Continue reading “The Buried Giant Book Review”→
“Station Eleven”, authored by Canadian writer, Emily St. John Mandel is a truly inspiring piece of fiction, one that transcends time, space and the human spirit.
The story begins in downtown Toronto, in the midst of the tumultuous life of famous stage and screen actor, Arthur Leander. Little do we know that his personal tragedy which occurs that first night was merely a harbinger of even greater devastation to come. Continue reading “Station Eleven Book Review”→