The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories Reviews

Review: Damn!!! This is so dark but funny so Tim Burton

Its a collection of very short stories about very strange beings. There are no happy endings at all. You see all of those likeable people ( or matchsticks or whatever ) and you think, aww its sad what happened with them, i bet things will be good in the end.........NO.
Im not proud but i laughed with the most of the stories, is it something wrong with me? should i be worried?

Read this book, i don't know why or how but it will chee... Read more

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot Reviews

Review: I wonder what's so natural about the pairing of Jane Austen-esque Regency romantic comedy and magic -- because this book reminded me incredibly of Mary Robinette Kowal's Shades of Milk and Honey, or a lighter/fluffier Susanna Clarke. (In fact, I might follow this up with my long-awaited JS&MN reread, maybe?) Or even Gail Carriger's Soulless, though that one's in the Victorian era; also an appropriate comparison, considering I noticed on GR just now that Carriger cites this as one of her favo... Read more

The Great Dune Trilogy
The Great Dune Trilogy Reviews

Review: This is a marvelous book. The first book I know of to recognize two great themes in sci-fi writings: the rise of a tide of thinking machines, and the evolution of a human collective unconscious. Herbert started so much that we still read about and see in the movies. One of the greats. Read more

The Renegades of Pern
The Renegades of Pern Reviews

Review: Je passe déjà sur l'intérêt complètement inexistant d'avoir mis ce tome dans l'intégrale 2... En réalité, il se passe après Le dragon blanc, un peu à cheval entre certains tomes, vu qu'on reprend le passé de ceux qui sont appelés les renégats, qui vivent à l'extérieur des Forts...

Il s'agit aussi d'un « cycle interne » unique, un tome tout seul, et franchement, tant mieux, j'ai envie de dire, parce que je me suis vraiment beaucoup ennuyée pendant les deux premiers tiers de l'histoire. Read more

To Say Nothing of the Dog
To Say Nothing of the Dog Reviews

Review: Many people know that Three Men in a Boat: to Say Nothing of the Dog! is probably my favorite book. What many people don't necessarily know is that I first read it because I bought a very old copy of it at a book sale, and the reason I bought it was because I had read Have Space Suit-Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein, (to whom To Say Nothing of the Dogis dedicated) in which the main character, Kip, interrupts his father as he is reading HIS favorite book, Three Men in a Boat, in which, he claims... Read more

Over Sea, Under Stone
Over Sea, Under Stone Reviews

Review: 4.5 stars

I have to admit I wasn't expecting a lot from this book -- I thought it would be much more geared toward the middle-grade crowd and probably fall in with the books I would've loved as a kid but if I read them now I'd be bored. But! I was happily surprised (and by surprised I mean snagged hook line and SINKER by this brilliance).

It starts out feeling very Narnia-esque; a family siblings go to stay with an eccentric uncle professor and then the kids discover a passa... Read more

The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara Reviews

Review: This story keeps getting better - I cant wait to read the final book Read more

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 Reviews

Review: only if this really have happened, how cool would that really be Read more

Fog Magic
Fog Magic Reviews

Review: This is a lovely little book. I read it as a child and it stayed with me--every time I see fog I wonder if I could walk into it at just the right time and find a different world. I found it again in a box of books I had stored away and was glad to see it was as good as I remembered. It's well-written, and doesn't talk down to the young readers for whom it was intended. And any book that stays with you for 40+ years deserves 5 stars. Read more

The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The Illuminatus! Trilogy Reviews

Review: Stream of consciousness style from hell! More decipherable than Finnegan's Wake, but how much does that really say?? Keeps switching tense, point-of-view, moves between first person perspective of multiple and conflicting characters over space and time. A real mind fuck and I'm only about 100 pages in... Still trying though. Fascinating actual historical stuff and actual conspiracy theory quoted documentation dating back centuries. The first fictional work, of which I'm aware any way, to tackle ... Read more

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