Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy is a media phenomenon. The three books have sold over 65 million copies in the United States alone, but what do they have to say about those who lead the revolutions and epistemic shifts in society? Nothing good, honestly. While the first book is essentially an exercise in world-building…
Sometimes I think I’m well read. Then I play a game like this: Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones…
Despite the comedic elements, the setting, and the cast, this is a proper mystery. There are plenty of (potentially) guilty parties, red herrings, and twists.
Faces by Jay Paulin My rating: 5 of 5 stars The spooky shapes he sees everywhere frustrate a lonely boy. Will he be pushed too far? Faces by Jay Paulin and Kristina Neuman is one of those rare comic books that actually defies the conventions of the medium. It’s a wonderful book and an example…
We haven’t seen an author with this kind of dedication and attention to detail tackle science-fiction with an original idea yet in this decade. Every decade needs their ground-breaking science-fiction author with their fingers on the pulse of society, what it needs and the issues it needs voiced in the sort of outsider-in perspective that only science-fiction can do. Me may have it now, finally, with Scott Bartlett’s Finished with Life.
Ah, see this is more like it. The Almost Coup (pronounced COO fools) is the second book in Kenneth Tams Defense Command series, and it tops the first by a great margin
Ever see those black-and-white film-school short films on YouTube? That? That’s what Faces and Infantasy are
So five years ago I went to see the first Iron Man movie with my buddy Jordon Pollard — great guy, never had a book dedicated to him. I didn’t expect much, because honestly I didn’t think much of the character at the time. I’d never read Iron Man. I didn’t particularly like Iron Man….
What is my ultimate feeling for Compendium, then? It’s a strong technical book that is over too quickly. Here’s hoping we see some more of Curtis’ work soon.
Tam’s hybrid of military action, character drama and tense western works wonderfully. His respect for the subject matter is evident.
All in all a powerful book that tackles more issues then just powers and conspiracies, it also tackles issues like spiritual infinity and the responsibility of those with power. This is a must for fans of X-Men and similar titles
Other than the minor quibbles, Black Womb did what all great series openers should: it laid down a strong foundation for the future and provided an entertaining read on its own.