Archives: October2007
  • Update

    I’m sorry to say I have no new reviews right now. I’m still reading the third book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Amber Spyglass. After that, I plan to read Making Money, the newest Discworld book by Terry Pratchett, followed by Lords of Rainbow by Vera Nezarian. I might be a bit slow with reading for the near future, though, since I am currently spending a lot of my time in the evenings looking for work. This past […]

  • Review of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Palby Christopher Moore464pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.39/5Goodreads Rating: 4.39/5 Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore is a humorous account of the life of Christ told from the perspective of an old friend of his. It starts with his life as a young boy and ends with the crucifixion and primarily focuses on the “missing” years that are absent from the gospels in the […]

  • The Subtle Knife

    The Subtle Knifeby Philip Pullman368pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 3/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.23/5Goodreads Rating: 4.18/5 The Subtle Knife is the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman and continues the story begun in The Golden Compass. The series is considered young adult fantasy, although it certainly has some themes that would be better appreciated and understood by adult readers. While The Golden Compass was interesting and worth reading, I did not find it to be anything exceptional, […]

  • Free Books Available for Download

    Mayer Alan Brenner wrote a series of books called The Dance of Gods published in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These books are no longer in print, but Brenner is making them available for free on his website since he feels the books fit in better with today’s popular fantasy authors than what was the norm for the genre when the series was first published. The first book, Catastrophe’s Spell, is currently available for download on Brenner’s site under […]

  • New Signed Malazan Books!

    Last week I received a personalized copy of Midnight Tides and an autographed copy of The Bonehunters I bought from from The Signed Page, one of my favorite recent discoveries. Both are first edition hardcovers. I was psyched, especially since even though I have a few autographed books, I didn’t have any that are personalized. Authors don’t come to Maine for signings very often since it’s not a very populated area. There are still a few signed copies of both […]

  • The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compassby Philip Pullman399pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.3/5Goodreads Rating: 4.25/5 The Golden Compass (known as Northern Lights in the UK and everywhere other than the U.S. from the sounds of it) is the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. I’ve had the entire trilogy for a few years now but just hadn’t read it for some reason (well, mainly because it takes less time to buy new books than it does […]

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