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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Review:

I had read this and the sec­ond book at some point in the 90s in a (now I re­al­ize) dread­ful span­ish trans­la­tion.

The HBO se­ries made me want to reread it, be­cause I could not be­lieve the piece of crap I re­mem­bered was the ba­sis for such a great show.

Well, read­ing the orig­i­nal (cheap 4-­book kin­dle bundle, yay!), it's very good, four stars.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)

Review:

Com­ing from a sysad­min/pro­gram­mer back­ground, there is lots of mag­i­cal think­ing about com­put­ers in this book. Did­n't mind a sin­gle bit. Fun, in­ter­est­ing, orig­i­nal. Like if Neal Stephen­son wrote a short book with no fight­ing and an ac­tu­al end­ing.

Riverwatch

Review:

Like "It" with­out the scares, the kids and the fun, but with ex­tra sil­ly mythol­o­gy.

Pirate Cinema

Review:

The usu­al op­ti­mistic Doc­torow YA book. A bit too op­ti­mistic, I'd say.


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