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
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.
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
Review: Forget Nostradamus--Bellamy predicted shopping malls, credit cards and cars in his fictitious time-traveling story written in 1887 and looking forward to the year 2000 ("In the Year Two-Thousaaaannnnndddd....in the Year Two-ThousAAAAANNNNDDDD!")
While some of his more optimistic and Utopian fantasies aren't realized by modern society and Bellamy's writing drags a bit in places, it's fun and carefree without the bitter aftertaste of 1984 or Brave New World looming over like storm clouds. Read more
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
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
Review: So many people love this book and I really though I was going to be one of them. I can't believe I'm not..
First things first. This is not a story. Also, there were no characters and It almost felt like nothing happened....although how I can say that in a book where a zombie world war happens, I really don't know!
I really like character led stories. I knew the style and structure of this book before I started it and I was looking forward to reading something a bit different; however it qu... Read more
Review: This book tried too hard. This is a subject that should be easy to write about given the plethora of movies, books, urban legend, etc. material available. The tone was different (that giving it 1 star for failed originality) and thats about it. The author tried so hard to be funny by not being funny that it never was FUNNY.
On the outside and only given a precursory glance I thought the book would be great, I hoped it would be a fun read during my flight, I thought it would be the great satir... Read more