The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I started this book in the last week of January, and I finished it, a month later, in February. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a particularly tough book to read; so, instead, I decided to listen to the audio book version of it. Listening to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a beautiful experience, …

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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

John Scalzi had hit it out of the park with the Old Man's War series. It features weird aliens, really good characters, and a really interesting concept. He, now, returns with a new Space Opera series called The Interdependency.  The Collapsing Empire is the first in this new series. The Interdependency is the name of the …

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Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Comparative Review

This weekend I finished listening to 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot, and in January, I finished reading 'Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race' by Margot Lee Shetterly. The reason I wanted to review both together and compare …

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

I don't usually like YA Fantasy; in fact, I actively avoid anything relating to that particular genre, because, as interesting as the premise may be, it will, inevitably, dive much deeper into the relationships, and how the girl is stuck in a love triangle, or quadrangle or whatever. No doubt, several paragraphs will be spent …

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Review

This is the four hundredth year of Shakespeare, and his plays are enjoyed, and loved, and relevant today, as they were in his time. The Hogarth Press was started by Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf back in the early 20th Century. Virginia Woolf was a lover of Shakespeare, and that was reflected in her …

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Hyperion/The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

       These two books form a mammoth first part to an epic series by Dan Simmons. Hyperion follows a group of  seven people -The Consul, a detective, a poet, a soldier, a scholar, a priest, and the captain of the tree ship on which they are travelling - on a pilgrimage to Hyperion, where …

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Version Control by Dexter Palmer Review 

There is no shortage of Time Travel stories in recent times; many TV networks have at least one science fiction show that involves time travel. So, believe me when I tell you that this book breathes new life into the Time Travel genre. Rebecca is married to brilliant, albeit weird and sciencalholic physicists Phillip who has …

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Review 

Sylvian Neuvel's Sleeping Giants opens to the discovery of a mysterious hand by a young girl. This young girl grows up to become a physicist, and is later recruited to uncover the mysteries of this hand, and its origins. She joins a brilliant pilots and her co-pilot, a geneticist and an even more mysterious interviewer. …

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United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

Science Fiction Books off late have been very disappointing. They are either formulaic or they get very predictable, or they fall into the usual tropes which I just find annoying. I try to preface all my reviews of Science Fiction books with my distaste for modern science fiction, with a few exceptions of course. It's …

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The Girl on the Train

Gone Girl is one of my all time favorite Mystery/Thriller books. It's perfect. Gillian Flynn's writing is haunting and enticing. The story is enthralling and the characters aren't all that black and white and they are intriguing. Now, when someone compares another mystery thriller to Gone Girl claiming that it is the "next Gone Girl," …

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