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The Waking Engine

Review:

I re­al­ly want­ed to read this book, but some­thing just did­n't click for me. I sus­pect I now un­der­stand how those who dis­like Chi­na Miéville feel.

Al­so, some­times the au­thor us­es words strange­ly. He spent a chap­ter writ­ing "cate­nary chain­s". Cate­nary means ei­ther "chain-­like" or some­thing in a spe­cif­ic curve. Since these chains are just ly­ing on the ground he's say­ing "chain-­like chain­s" over and over again, and it just both­ered me way more than it should.

The con­cept of the uni­verse where the book takes place is cool. The pace picks up a lot in the sec­ond half, al­though some char­ac­ters seem to just dis­ap­pear.

Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1)

Review:

It's geek ful­fill­ment fan­ta­sy. But like with ev­ery­thing there's good geek ful­fill­ment fan­ta­sy and bad. This one is rather good!

It does have some­thing I love: the at­ti­tude. So, we are all sub­rou­tines in a pro­gram? Ok, so let's have fun with that, no need to get all glum­my and down­beat!

Al­so, good se­quel set­up at the end.

One bad thing: it de­scribes C64 text as white on blue. WTF Scott Mey­er???? That's CYAN on blue!!!!! ;-)

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.


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