Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (3 of 5 stars)

The Age of MiraclesThe Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The basic premise of this book was fascinating: the Earth's rotation slows, thereby leading to longer and longer days. Detailed descriptions of the changes that happen physically and emotionally... The ending was a bit of a disappointment to me personally -- just felt that for such an interesting concept, the ending was a bit weak...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review: Starfish by Peter Watts (5-stars)

StarfishStarfish by Peter Watts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't give out 5-star ratings lightly. This one definitely earned it. Peter Watts has created a stunning piece blending genetics, marine biology, psychology, and so much more into vivid characters who if you encountered them elsewhere, there would be no endearment to them -- but here, you start to care about them and root for them, even though certain of them seem to be irredeemable.. I highly recommend this cerebral sci-fi tale to anyone who likes dark sci-fi stories.

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