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Scott Lynch – Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007) Review

Series: Gentleman Bastard series, part 2 My rating: 8.5/10 Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007) is the sequel to the highly successful The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006). Lies was a hodgepodge of story elements that chronicled the origin of … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker – Enlightenment Now (2018) Review

“My attempt is to restate the ideals of the Enlightenment in the language and concepts of the 21st century.” That’s Steven Pinker’s own stated goal for this book, which is sort of a sequel to his highly appreciated book The … Continue reading

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Kameron Hurley – The Stars Are Legion (2017) Review

8.5/10 The Stars Are Legion starts with a staggering feat of world-building and an intriguing premise. We meet Zan, a military leader who keeps losing the same fight and each time is sent back with her memory wiped. Each time … Continue reading

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Dan Brown – Origin (2017) Review

I made it two pages in before grinning ear to ear and rushing to the computer to make notes. Dan Brown’s writing is already both hilariously overwritten when it comes to adjectives and strangely flat and blunt when it comes … Continue reading

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M.R. Carey – The Girl With All the Gifts (2014) Review

7/10 I reviewed the film first; now here comes the book. Young Melanie (the girl from the title) narrates her story to us, and she tells it pretty much the way you’d tell a children’s story: neat and clear, with … Continue reading

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Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell – The Disaster Artist (2013) Review

The book about the creation of the movie The Room and about its writer and director, Tommy Wiseau. The Disaster Artist, the book, is an amazing addition to the film The Room (2003). First of all, it clarified the big … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Caliban’s War (2012) Review

Series: The Expanse, book 2 7.5/10 Not long after the events of book one, Leviathan Wakes, all hell breaks loose on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. A military standoff between the UN and Mars turns bad, but an even more worrisome event … Continue reading

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