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”→
You will be hooked on this book The Martian by Andy Weir starting with chapter one, first sentence. Suffice it to say it only gets better from there. I am looking forward to watching it all come alive on the big screen when the movie starring Matt Damon opens in theaters soon.
The story unfolds with astronaut Mark Watney along with the rest of his crew traveling to Mars on the Ares III Program. The Ares Program was designed to send people to another planet for the very first time.
The Ares I and Ares II crews successfully completed their missions preparing the way for the Ares III crew to be the first humans to land on Mars and return to Earth successfully. Here is where the story and that plan take many different turns. Continue reading “The Martian Book Review”→