I finally got to reading Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. If you’re looking for the fast version of my take on it: I’d say it’s pretty good. It’s not awesome like the first one was, but it’s still a good story. The ending is actually really cool, and the ending is why I am giving it a Center Centaur rating rather than a Grumbling Gargoyle. So, that’s the quick assessment. Here’s why and where I am coming from on it: Continue reading Book Review: Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
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