Bought this for Christy many years ago - I owe her another present! I enjo... hmm... not quite the right word, but 'appreciated' isn't positive enough, I really liked this book! Not at all what I expected but that's not at all surprising since my expectations were based on the title alone - I thought … Continue reading Book Review #23: The Casual Vacancy (by JK Rowling)
When you put one and one together and get forty-two. How did I not realise, until part way through chapter one, that this sixth episode of the Hitchhikers trilogy was NOT written by Douglas. I think the excitement of the title and possibilities of the continuing story blinded me to the obvious and helped me … Continue reading Book Review #22: And Another Thing (by Eoin Colfer)
Hmmm... I chose this book to tick ‘non-fiction’ off the list... I’m not entirely sure I can justify this. I’m not saying it’s made up and imaginary - but for me it boarded on being pure fantasy. There ARE a few gems of common sense wisdom tucked away in here. A few different perspectives on … Continue reading Book Review #21: Do Less, Achieve More (by Chin-Ning Chu)
Wow! It's 'Sliders', 'Sliding Doors', 'Butterfly Effect' and just awesome all over. This book actually helped (a little) to cure my regretfull tendencies. I have spent too long wondering 'what if' - how many 'other mes' are thinking the same, wishing they had what I have. Not to say I won't wonder from time to … Continue reading Book Review #20: Dark Matter (by Blake Crouch)
A chillingly brilliant end to the trilogy. I am thankful for the Net and how it has led me to this challenge and this book. It is fascinating to see how close to reality this book is in its reflection of striving toward the full depth of virtual reality. It is also to note the … Continue reading Book Review #19: Shinkei (by Gillian Rubinstein)
It amazes me how far the concepts of 'augmented reality' and 'virtual reality' have come. How many books, movies, and other creative works Have spawned from this concept. There is more within, which leads us to ponder the more beyond!
Publised over a decade before the Matrix it is a shame the movie trilogy doesn't pay more homage to this 'entering the game' imagery.
All the subtle imagery I glossed over as a teen made so much more real with the 'wisdom' of years. And the tried and true analogies of High School English - still just as relevant today as they were twenty years ago.
Yay, "I" am a main character Yay, a fictional book about Role Playing A deeper look at who we were, are and want to be. It's not as simple when it's real.
A beautiful story that left me wanting more but also finished itself. Wolfchild sparked an interesting question: Is the protagonist always the main character? For me - Raw was very much the protagonist where Morwenna was the main character. Let me know what you think about this question and, if you've read Wolfchild, my answer.