My wife actually recommended this book to me. I said I was looking for something light, funny, but smart enough to keep me entertained. This fit the bill perfectly.
I have not read any others in this series but, I certainly plan too. The characters are enjoyable and smart. The writing is well paced. And the reader was good as well.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone that just wants a good story and a good book. Especially if they are a Bogy fan.
I'm sad that Robert Jordan didn't live to finish the series himself. I'll be the first to admit I'm pretty critical of Sanderson. I think his writing tends to be too contemporary and juvenile compared to the pros Jordan. That said, I'm not sure I would take the risk to replace him with anyone else.
The book is epic. The battles are huge. It is a fitting ending to the series. I really enjoyed it.
Reynolds does a great job creating an interesting world. I hope he continues to write about it, but even if he does not I found the book quite satisfying and great imagination fuel.
You can tell the Author had alot of fun with this one, and it was a nice change of pace from the big scope hard sci-fi that he does normally.
If you're looking for good escapism/science fiction/fantasy I'd be pretty surprised if you were disappointed.
Ray Porter's performance is spot on.
Came into the book not knowing anything- and it made the experience that much better. This book will satisfy readers across genres and keep you interested the whole way through.
I have not read any other of Clines book's, but I am dearly hoping that they are as good as this one.
This one is for the King fans that's can't always handle his more violent/horror type works. A lovely book that has everything a good fiction novel needs.
Kings depiction of love and relationships is amazingly real in this book. I'm glad he was brave enough to depict it.
Craig Wasson, whose performance I'm not always happy with, did a wonderful job.
I loved the first twelve books, and was eagerly awaiting this thirteenth installment, even after hearing that Marsters hadn't done the reading. I'm even a John Glover fan, but I far prefer Marsters.
That said, this book was terrible. I will say first that I'm only disappointed because I'm a huge fan, of all of Butcher's books. He's set a standard, and he fell far short of it in Ghost Story.
Example: there are at least two separate paragraphs on opposite ends of the book that are identical, Ctrl+C - Ctrl+V. Identical. Second, I appreciate and get the geek references, but the first fifty chapters, give or take a few are made up of Star Trek, X-Men, Justice League - so many Justice League - cracks, one after another after another, with No Dresden content.
After chapter fifty-one, it's perfect. But after slogging through fifty-one chapters? The ending is great, but it belongs to another book, a better book. The rest feels like it was produced by a different author, with a much less developed voice.
I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Dresden files, and I know I'm not alone in hoping that Marsters returns.
It's pretty middle of the road. Elves, Dragons, and Various other monsters. If you are a fantasy addict you'll probably get some enjoyment. If you looking for "something different" - I'd try somewhere else.
Its epic. Give it some time and it will draw you in. Its worth it. If you're looking for some quick fluff go read something else. The second book is equally as good. John Lee does a great job as well.
Stephenson reminds me of a modern day Jewels Vern. This book is filled with some fascinating concepts on time, space and thought. It also has more than a little satire on current times.
Does that make it an 'easy' read? No. If you're looking for bran for the brain- an action packed page turner with guts and glory, pass this one up. If you looking for some solid science fiction- a book that challenges the mind and opens new views on thought, you'll probably enjoy this quite a bit.
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