Jonathan Lethem’s Girl in Landscape Review

As I read Girl in Landscape I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of it. I was enjoying myself while reading it, but I didn’t know what the destination was. And, I don’t think that feeling ever went away, but I kind of like that. There really never was an endpoint. Girl in Landscape isContinue reading “Jonathan Lethem’s Girl in Landscape Review”

M. R. Carey’s The Book of Koli Review

The Book of Koli is the first book in a trilogy called The Rampart Trilogy. It takes place in a far distant future somewhere in the U.K. Due to humanity almost being wiped out and separated into small villages the gene pool has become…let’s just say…it’s not ideal to reproduce since everyone is pretty muchContinue reading “M. R. Carey’s The Book of Koli Review”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun Review

WOW. That’s all that needs to be said about this book. Actually…no this book is so good that a lot needs to be said about it. This is probably my favorite book that I have ever read. (I’m still in the beginning stages of my reading hobby). This is going to be a spoiler freeContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun Review”

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi Review

Piranesi is an interesting book. I would almost venture to say a one-of-a-kind book, but who knows? We are dropped in the world of Piranesi. Piranesi is a man that lives in a world that he calls “The House”. It is a vast, seemingly never-ending building of hallways and vestibules. Within these halls are aContinue reading “Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi Review”

George Orwell’s Animal Farm Review

Animal Farm is a short book which I don’t think I can talk about in any sort of depth without giving spoilers, so: Spoiler Warning! Animal Farm tells the story of a group of farm animals forming a rebellion to overthrow their farmer master. The story is simple enough, but it is the level ofContinue reading “George Orwell’s Animal Farm Review”

Frank Herbert’s Dune Review

Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. I believe it is also the highest selling science fiction novel of all time. Touchstones – No Spoilers Dune takes place in a universe ruled by the Padishah Emperor. He is the supreme ruler, though he relinquishes rule of individualContinue reading “Frank Herbert’s Dune Review”

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”