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Three Princes

Review:

Can a book have too much world build­ing? It's not that it's ex­pos­i­to­ry or any­thing, but the ac­tu­al plot seemed some­what su­per­fi­cial com­pared to ob­vi­ous love and care ap­plied in the char­ac­ters and the de­scrip­tion of the al­ter­nate his­to­ry.

Liked it any­way, I'd love to read a se­quel that was a bit more plot-­driv­en.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Review:

Hor­ri­bly writ­ten, "mean girls af­ter the apoc­a­lypse" garbage. And I love mean girl­s. Ev­ery char­ac­ter in the book is an id­i­ot­ic ass­hole who had me root­ing for an­oth­er apoc­a­lypse to come soon so they all died.

And the "twist" near the end? Blech.

The Martian

Review:

It's in­cred­i­bly old-­fash­ioned, a throw­back to Asi­mov's "prob­lem sto­ries". So, you are a guy, you are in Mars, and no­body can help you for a few years. Start think­ing.

Plus, it's fun­ny (which Asi­mov re­al­ly sucked at)


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