In Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic world, once a year 24 children are sacrificed to compete to the death in the Hunger Games. The country known as Panem is composed of 12 Districts that encircle the power center known as the Capitol. Every year each District must send one randomly selected boy and girl to the Arena where their battle for survival and glory is broadcasted reality TV-style for all of Panem to see. (Warning: following review contains some spoilers). Continue reading “Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy”
- The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Way of Shadows is book one in Brent Week’s Night Angel series. This was one of those books I picked from the bookstore at random. I’d never heard of Brent Weeks or the series. All I knew was it was sitting in the Sci Fi/ Fantasy section and was about an assassin. I bought the entire trilogy in one shot, hoping that I would at least find it mildly engaging because otherwise I had just wasted 20 bucks that I probably should have used for gas money. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, I was hooked.
Azoth is trying to eke out a meager existence as a street rat. His attention is focused on not getting beat into a bloody mess and trying to make sure he and his two friends don’t starve to death on the stinking streets of the Warrens. But he has dreams beyond the slums. If he could land an apprenticeship with the most deadly assassin in Cenaria, Durzo Blint, then he would never have to fear anything ever again. Continue reading “Review: The Way of Shadows”
- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Good Omens is the bastard child of the literary masters Mr. Terry Prachett and Mr. Neil Gaiman. Never read anything by either author? Well here is a good place to start.
Armageddon is coming. On a Saturday to be precise. But to be honest, Aziraphale (Angel) and Crowley (Demon) have grown to quite like Earth. It would be a shame really, to let it all be consumed in fire and fury. So the pair team up in an unholy alliance to intercept the Antichrist. The plan is to give him just enough good and evil to balance him out and thus prevent the end of the world. Continue reading “Review: Good Omens”
Those of you who have read the Bible or have at least seen the movie Dogma may be aware that in the Bible the story of the life of Jesus goes from his birth to approximately 30 years later. In his book Lamb, Moore takes on the task of telling the story of what occurred during those years, told through Joshua’s (i.e. Jesus; see text for explanation) sarcastic and perverted sidekick, Biff.
I’m not going to waste my time or yours with warnings or apologies about the content of this book. It’s a comedic story of the life of Christ. That should tell you all you need to know in that regards. Regardless of your creed or philosophy, if this concept offends you, don’t read it. If the idea intrigues you, read on. I, for one, was not disappointed. Continue reading “Review: Lamb – Christopher Moore”
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files offers up a unique blend of urban fantasy and action-packed detective fiction. Butcher effortlessly rolls humor, excitement, and heart wrenching emotion into every book and always leaves you wanting more. The series chronicles the adventures of wizard and private investigator Harry Dresden and his endless efforts to protect his friends and the innocents of Chicago against the supernatural. From vigilante werewolves to pissed-off skinwalkers to lecherous spirits, the Dresden Files has it all, and then some. Continue reading “Review: The Dresden Files”
Hey all, this is Littlewolf joining the Modern Papyrus team. Currently I’m immersing myself into Christopher Moore’s novel of blasphemous hilarity: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. Stay tuned for a full review as soon as I finish reading.
In the mean time, I’ll be doing some postings reviewing a few series in their entirety. Inspired by Double Alias’s review of Jim Butcher’s Changes, I’ll be starting with a review of the Dresden Files for those who have not yet been introduced to this amazing series. Until then, Littlewolf over and out.