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reviewed Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). November 28, 2010
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
This review is for the audio book from Audible.com narrated by Emily Gray. Emily Gray was a wonderful narrator and did an amazing job of bringing these outrageous characters to life.      …
reviewed The Giver. May 31, 2009
The Giver
I first read this book ten years ago when I was in the seventh grade. I really do not know why I actually read this book because I was not an avid reading back in the day; but, never-the-less, I read …
reviewed The City of Ember. May 21, 2010
The City of Ember a novel by Jeanne DuPrau
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?      City of Ember is a well crafted tale. I was compelled by the courage and fears of the people of the City of Ember. I saw …
reviewed The Giver. June 28, 2010
The Giver
The Giver is one of those precious books that affects you differently each time you read it, especially if you have aged between readings. My reaction as a middle school student and my reaction as a …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 06, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
   This was a well written book and one that receives not even a modicum of the attention it deserves.  While the book begins by describing the social caste system and the dangers of becoming …
reviewed The Giver. July 08, 2010
The Giver
   Upon picking up this book when i was young, i knew it was nothing like i had ever read before. I really enjoyed it a lot. It is so different from the repetitive novels …
reviewed The Handmaid's Tale. April 25, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
"The Handmaid's Tale" is a very interesting and well written dystopian novel. In the near future after some cataclysmic war, a major part of United States is controlled by some fundamentalist Christian …
reviewed Matched. August 20, 2010
Matched
Cassia's entire world is ordered and precise: everyone is guided and instructed by the Society so that they may live a perfect, happy, and healthy life, and no one has ever questioned the Society's …
reviewed Mob Rules. September 22, 2010
Mob Rules (Luna Books)
Review courtesy of [...]    In MOB RULES the good is really good (amazingly creative world building and a feisty fun sidekick), but by comparison, the bad is really bad (a slow storyline …
reviewed The Iron King. November 13, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Meghan Chase's birthday is tomorrow. Sweet sixteen. It rolls off the tongue promising magic, romance and opportunity. It's the age when girls become princesses and go to dances. Sixteen is when …
reviewed 1984 (novel). February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
1984 (British first edition)
There are very few writers whose work has been so profound that their names have become adjectives. Shakespearean. Kafkaesque. Orwellian.      1984 remains George Orwell's greatest …
reviewed Cinco de Mayo. August 07, 2011
Cinco de Mayo
This is the story of present-day Earth that is changed forever. It happens in the blink of an eye.      At approximately 10:20 PM on May 5, all 6 billion people on Earth get a blinding …
reviewed The Chrysalids. October 15, 2010
The Chrysalids
At a time in some unspecified distant future after a nuclear war has left much of the world a barren, poisonous wasteland, David Strorm, Sophie Wender and Rosalind Morton live in Waknuk, a small agriculturally …
reviewed Graceling. May 06, 2009
Graceling
Katsa's Grace (a special ability she possesses that is indicated by the dual color of her eyes) rules her entire life. She is Graced with the ability to kill, and is forced to be her corrupt uncle's assassin. …
reviewed The Handmaid's Tale. July 17, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
This a wonderful read for anyone. I've read it a number of times and everyone I've recommended it to has given me great feedback. I love Atwood's chilling futuristic tales. The Handmaid's …
reviewed Science Fiction Books. April 15, 2009
Sci-fi literature
Stephenson is one of the 2 best cyberpunk authors, one of the dozen best SF authors, and certainly one of the 100 best authors alive (how's that for random?)     This may not …
reviewed The Giver. June 08, 2010
The Giver
The Giver is one of those few books that are written for children (or so publishers think) but stay with us far longer than regular childhood items of interest. Reading it as an adult gives you a second …
reviewed Snow Crash. February 06, 2009
Snow Crash
The best words I can think of to describe this is a science fiction novel with attitude. Like if a Sex Pistols fan majored in computer engineering and then wrote about LA in the future.      As …
reviewed Grass (Sheri S. Tepper book). March 01, 2009
Grass
I'm not a big Tepper fan but I read Grass anyway and I'm glad I did. The plot is rather intricate but a brief synopsis: Humans are scattered over several planets, one being Grass which is a backwater …
reviewed The Giver. June 08, 2010
The Giver
The Giver written by Lois Lowry is a very thought stimulating novel. The setting is a village where life appears to be perfect. Society has finally created a utopia. The story is from the point of view …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 07, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
In 1949, George Orwell published the book, 1984, following the life of Winston Smith, an employee at the Ministry of Truth, part of the totalitarian government Oceania. However, as the story progresses, …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 09, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
George Orwell may seem singular to many people because the only two books he wrote that most people have read are this one and "Animal Farm" (BTW if you have not read "Animal Farm" …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. September 18, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
This was the first book by Robert Heinlein that I read and from reading the first paragraph I was sucked into the genius that is this author.      Heinlein's books are thought …
reviewed The Roar. January 15, 2009
The Roar
Emma Clayton's first novel is set in a near dystopian future. Due to an "animal plague", all of the known residents of the world are crammed into the far norther hemisphere behind a protective wall while …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. January 09, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
Valentine Michael Smith is genetically a human. But he was born on Mars and he is now the only survivor of the first manned mission to Mars. When the second mission to Mars rescues him and brings him …
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