mercredi 23 mai 2012
lundi 21 mai 2012
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From the Blogosphere:Fantasy Book Critic
Fantasy Book Review
From the Author’s Mouth:I couldn’t find any recent interviews from Mr Reynolds, but here is one in which he talks about the 11k sequence:
SF Signal Interview
jeudi 17 mai 2012
Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, "The last real ghul hunter in the great city of
Raseed bas Raseed, Adoulla's young assistant, a hidebound holy warrior whose prowess is matched only by his piety, is eager to deliver God's justice. But even as Raseed's sword is tested by ghuls and manjackals, his soul is tested when he and Adoulla cross paths with the tribeswoman Zamia.
Zamia Badawi, Protector of the Band, has been gifted with the near-mythical power of the Lion-Shape, but shunned by her people for daring to take up a man's title. She lives only to avenge her father's death. Until she learns that Adoulla and his allies also hunt her father's killer. Until she meets Raseed.
When they learn that the murders and the Falcon Prince's brewing revolution are connected, the companions must race against time--and struggle against their own misgivings--to save the life of a vicious despot. In so doing they discover a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn Dhamsawaat, and the world itself, into a blood-soaked ruin.
From the Blogosphere:
From the Author's Mouth:
samedi 7 janvier 2012
To start off, some stats:
Total number of books read: 151
Total number of fantasy books reads: 52
Total number of sci-fi books read: 56
Total number of non fiction books read: 16
Total number of crime and thriller books read: 14
Total number of literary books read: 13
This represents about 20 books more than I read in 2010, which is pretty good. I’m aiming to hit 160 by the end of next year, a small challenge but one that I think I should be able to reach.
Number of 5 star books read: 10
Number of 4 star books read: 59
Number of 3 star books read: 80
Number of 2 star books read: 3
According to Goodreads, the longest book I read was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
My Top Ten for 2011:
1. 11 / 22 / 63
3. The Passage
4. The Night Circus
5. A Rising Thunder
6. Kushiel’s Mercy
7. Kushiel’s Justice
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
9. Stone's Fall
10. Ghost Story
I have a handful of the books I read in 2011 I will be reviewing over the next few weeks. First up will be The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
vendredi 6 janvier 2012
I’ve been kicking around the idea of creating a blog revolving around my love for books of all genres for a couple of years now. I’ve started (and stalled) a couple of times, generally without sharing more than a handful of reviews or blog posts. This time, I am hoping I’ll be able to keep it together for a longer haul!
One of the reasons for that is to share my passion for books. I’ve broadened my reading in the past couple of years, branching out into non-fiction and more literary novels, but I’ve remained attached to my first love, which is genre fiction in all its forms. So you – whoever you may be – can expect to see a lot of reviews, comments and news revolving around fantasy, science fiction and horror.
I’ll start off in the next post with a year-review of 2011, which should give you an idea of the sorts of things I read.