Tag Archives: young adult

Book Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

This is a tightly written book. Few words are wasted and even fewer are spent actually playing in the world he spent time creating. It’s so tightly sprung around the plot that there is little time for anything else. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

This is a book about war. There are people, too many people in fact, but only four or five of them feel like they stand through the cardboard test of character. The world is well-worn, colored and sunbaked as it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Watership Down by Richard Adams

There are certain things you aren’t supposed to do in literature. I had always figured mixing (a sort of ) realism with non-human characters was something of a no-no. Sure, you could have the fantastical and all too human blood-splattering … Continue reading

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Book Non-Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Step #1: Make a first person narrator that complains about his dystopian society and how much its inequality pisses him off. Step #2: Introduce stilted conversation where narrator’s wife tells him he needs to fight the proverbial machine and people … Continue reading

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