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Book Review: Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

Posted: March 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm by

I find it difficult to classify Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. At times it feels like old school science fiction, and at other times an historical account. The structure of Slaughterhouse Five is so unique I have a hard time considering it a book rather than a collection of scenes pasted together. While this book may be confusing to many, there is one fact I do know; Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time.

Book Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Posted: March 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm by

The Gathering Storm, book 12 of the Wheel of Time Series, was released last year with much anticipation. In 2007 Robert Jordan died, leaving the completion of his series in doubt. Jordan at the time was working on the final volume, titled A Memory of Light. Jordan’s estate choose Brandon Sanderson to complete the series, leaving many fans questioning if he could finish the series. Many felt it would be close to impossible for anyone to complete such a difficult task, as the Wheel of Time series is one of the most complex series ever to be created.

Book Review: Lightning by Dean R. Koontz

Posted: March 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm by

I must confess, before I read this book I had never heard of Dean R. Koontz. I hate to admit this, but I am not well read. I often pick a handful of authors and focus on them, often ignoring others. I have decided it is time to read books from as many authors as possible. I decided I wanted to read a book that includes time travel. As a science fiction nerd, I find time travel fascinating. Lightning includes time travel done in an interesting and unpredictable way. To that end, I found Lightning to be an interesting read.