Another teen-fiction, free eBook, never heard of it BUT really enjoyed and I was to read the rest of the trilogy and the holiday special.
Did I only read this because I already had the eBook on my Kindle? Had I never heard of it before? Yes! Am I glad I read it? Yes! Firstly it was one book closer to reaching my 26 target. Secondly, it was a pretty good book. A delicate balance between action and description. Definitely … Continue reading Book Review #25: The Alchemist (by Paulo Coelho)
I read this book in my early to mid teens and I'm so glad I read it again. Funny doesn't even begin to express the comedic turns in this books... and, as far as it goes, there was only one quote I remembered from my first read through which made the re-read this year all … Continue reading Book Review #24: Good Omen (by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
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.