Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights Review

Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights was my first experience with a book that could be labeled “self-help”, but I don’t really see it as that. It’s more of a collection of selected stories throughout his life and how how he navigated through those times. Greenlights is about noticing when life gives you opportunities or maybe refrains fromContinue reading “Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights Review”

Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle Review

The Man in the High Castle is an alternative history book written in 1962 by PKD. It envisions a world where the allies lost WWII and in the aftermath, the U.S. has been divided with the west coast states belonging to the Japanese and the East Coast/Central U.S. for the Germans. I love history andContinue reading “Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle Review”

Jeff Vandermeer’s Dead Astronauts Review

If there is one thing I know for sure about Jeff Vandermeer it’s salamanders. He loves salamanders. Jeff Vandermeer’s Dead Astronauts is a follow up to his novel Borne. It takes places in the same universe and at times even the same set pieces as Borne. I wouldn’t classify Dead Astronauts as a sequel though.Continue reading “Jeff Vandermeer’s Dead Astronauts Review”

Jeff Vandermeer’s Borne Review

Jeff Vandermeer is the front runner of a speculative fiction sub-genre which people are calling “New Weird”. Now, this is my first experience with any of Vandermeer’s work other than the film adaption of his book Annihilation, which I loved. (I plan on reading the trilogy soon.) Borne tells the story of a young womanContinue reading “Jeff Vandermeer’s Borne Review”

Simon Jimenez’s The Vanished Birds Review

The Vanished Birds is the first novel from author Simon Jimenez. It tells the story of a mute boy that is driven by music; more specifically the sound of a flute. It also follows two women: Nia Imani and Fumiko Nakajima. As the story goes on, the three become intertwined in a quest to uncoverContinue reading “Simon Jimenez’s The Vanished Birds Review”

James S.A. Corey’s Cibola Burn Review

Cibola Burn is the 4th book in The Expanse series. It takes place on an alien world called New Terra/Ilus. James Holden tries to maintain piece and compromise between the settlers of the alien world and the RCE employees as they both believe they have claim to the land and its resources. SPOILER ALERT!!! TheContinue reading “James S.A. Corey’s Cibola Burn Review”

James S. A. Corey’s Abaddon’s Gate Review

Abaddon’s Gate is the third book in The Expanse series. It follows the crew of the Rocinante, Anna Volovodov, Bull, and Mulba Koh as they are all forced to face the Ring in the far reaches of the solar system. Spoiler Alert!!! The Good: Once again, the chapters told from Holden’s point of view remainContinue reading “James S. A. Corey’s Abaddon’s Gate Review”

James S. A. Corey’s Caliban’s War Review

Caliban’s War is the sequel to Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey. It follows James Holden and crew, Bobbie Draper, Praxidike Meng, and Chrisjen Avasarala as they work to figure out where a new threat originated and stop it. SPOILER ALERT! The Good: Caliban’s War starts out about as action packed as you can get.Continue reading “James S. A. Corey’s Caliban’s War Review”