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Book Review: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Epic Dragon
Rating: Epic Dragon

Book Review: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

In short, Cloud Atlas is a freaking beautiful book. I have not enjoyed reading a book this much in a long time (as you can probably tell simply by the long period of time that has passed since my last book review). The artistry and craftsmanship are stunning, and reading it is joyous as both a reader of books and writer of them. So often did I gape into the open pages of this fine work, seething with envy for Mitchell’s clever and poetic awesomeness, that I ended up having to read with a bib because I was soaking my shirts with drool. His prose rocks. End of story.

So, glowing adulation over, I’ll get to something more meaningful for those who might have not read it yet and are looking for one guy’s careful consideration of the books pros and cons. There aren’t many cons, but I’ll toss the one I had out as part of what comes below. But, pros first. Continue reading Book Review: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Book Review: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Rating: Epic Dragon

Book Review: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Let me start by saying, “Wow.” I will follow that up by saying, “Holy crap and just, wow again.” What an awesome book. I have not sat down to a novel that compelled me to finish it in less than a day for years. I just don’t read novels like that anymore. I read them for two hours here and three hours there during the week, spending other reading time on articles, marketing stuff, or various research content. Add in reading my own writing for revisions, and, well, I just don’t crank out a book a day like I used to.

But I did with this one. (Just look how long it’s been since I posted the last review—one day!) Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins