World War Z by Max Brooks

To be honest, I did not imagine it would be this hard to keep my only New Year’s resolution for 2019 – to write a blog post a week. And yet, here I am, two months into the year and already failing. It’s just that I have been so incredibly busy that it’s been difficultContinue reading “World War Z by Max Brooks”

The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

Not so much a review as an organised rant. THE WORLD: Shelved as ‘science fantasy’, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is the first installment in the series that is built on the premise that humans have so ravaged the world that Father Earth wants revenge. There is only one continent left now called theContinue reading “The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick

Warning – Minor spoilers: but none for the plot. I am very glad to have heard of this book only through Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls, though this should have given me a clue of its cult status. But I don’t suppose watching Blade Runner would have pushed me to read the book, so IContinue reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick”

Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

SO I have no intention of ever reading the Game of Thrones books; not out of a sense of I’m-too-good-for-it, but rather, Who-has-the-time? But I was curious about Martin’s style, so I have been meaning to get this book for a while now. Fevre Dream is a vampire story, which is much more up myContinue reading “Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin”

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

‘My daughter,’ Bannerman agreed softly. ‘I think she passed within forty feet of that … that animal. You know what that makes me feel like?’ ‘I can guess,’ Johnny said. ‘No, I don’t think you can. It makes me feel like I almost stepped into an empty elevator shaft. Like I passed up the mushroomsContinue reading “The Dead Zone by Stephen King”

Embassytown by China Mieville

Note: This post may look like it contains spoilers, but rest assured, it doesn’t. This is not a review. This is a book I do not consider myself adept to review. But I do want to mention it on the blog, if only as a recommendation, and spend maybe a moment here dwelling on its genius. ThereContinue reading “Embassytown by China Mieville”

Blindness by José Saramago

STORY: An epidemic of blindness. What a horrible concept. At the very start of Blindness by José Saramago, a man goes blind, waiting in his car at a traffic signal. One moment he has perfect sight, and the next, all he can see is light, pure whiteness. No explanations given. Then, we see the blindness spreadContinue reading “Blindness by José Saramago”

The Nightmare of Black Island by Mike Tucker

“Lewis Carroll. He was an odd one. Real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Completely denied having anything to do with the Alice books. Daft as a brush. You’d have liked him! Loved inventing words. Ever read Jabberwocky? Loads of good words in there. “Tulgy”, “whiffling”, “galumphing”. And “burbled”. How come “burbled” gets to be inContinue reading “The Nightmare of Black Island by Mike Tucker”

Time and Again by Jack Finney

I can’t believe I let almost an entire month go by before I posted anything, but having had to choose between the blog and the book (time constraints and all that) I naturally chose the latter. That being said, I’ve been able to read very few books this new year, that is to say, I’veContinue reading “Time and Again by Jack Finney”

The 2014 Science Fiction Experience

I’m not your biggest expert in science fiction, not having read most of the bests. So undecided as I was about what to read for The 2014 Science Fiction Experience, which has begun already this month, I downloaded all the free science fiction short stories and novellas available on my phone. So far, I’ve readContinue reading “The 2014 Science Fiction Experience”