Book Ratings

Book ratings explained:

* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

MelmothMelmoth by Sarah Perry


Discalimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

Could not finish it. Life is too short to be bound to something so unutterably unremittingly overwhelmingly dull. The author appears to be in love with the sound of her own words but not particularly concerned with telling a story.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers, #1)The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
One of UsOne of Us by Craig DiLouie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sign of the times

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim reminder of the ills the U.S. is suffering under the current regime.
The Poppy WarThe Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book is about the single-minded pursuit of power to achieve the personal ambition of revenge.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Annex (The Violet Wars, #1)Annex by Rich Larson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A mite farfetched

Disclaimer: I received a copy for review.

Precocious abused children save the world with the help of alien tech implanted in their bodies by the aliens who want to destroy the world.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

ReamdeReamde by Neal Stephenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun read with jihadists, Russian mafia, mercenaries, spies, and clever people who know a bit about computers.