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Review – The Name Of The Wind

The Name of the Wind tells the life story of Kvothe, a legendary hero, and goes about showing the more realistic story behind the legend. It’s a book about deconstructing legends and in that sense, it’s a book about story. The problem for me is that a novel must have plot. It must have a [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:15+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Book Reviews, Reading|0 Comments

My 2011 Must-Reads

2011 is going to be an insane year for good books. It looks like all those authors who only release a book every few years are releasing books in 2011. I think Fantasy readers are going to be spoiled for choice, and I see that as a good thing. Let's face it, everyone is going [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2011|Reading|0 Comments

My Favourite Reads of 2010

It's that time of year where I need to find the gold suit at the back of the wardrobe, brush it off and present my best cheesy smile as I look back at 2010 and name my favourite reads. The focus of my reading in 2010 was on new fantasy authors. I wanted to see [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:18+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Reading|0 Comments

Review – Retribution Falls

The cover quote from Peter Hamilton says “Retribution Falls is the kind of old fashioned adventure I didn't think we were allowed to write any more” and I think it’s very true. It’s mixture of strange lands, airships and magic cutlasses makes it at time feel like a fantasy novel, a steampunk novel and a [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:18+00:00 December 28th, 2010|Book Reviews, Reading|0 Comments

Review – The Shattering

As a rule, I don't have a problem with Tie-In Fiction. I'm very much in the "you like what you like" camp and don't think you should ever be ashamed of your reads. The argument against tie-in fiction is often that it is of a lesser quality, that because it is work for hire, authors [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:19+00:00 December 16th, 2010|Book Reviews, Games, Reading|0 Comments

Queen of Sorcery Review

There are pros and cons to audiobooks. On the plus side, they allow me to effectively “read” at work, listening to them on my iPod as I go about various tasks. But on the down side, it’s not possible to flick back a few pages to check whether you misunderstood something (trust me, after falling [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:23+00:00 August 24th, 2010|Book Reviews, Reading|0 Comments