The Spear and the Sea … review of Poseidon’s Spear by Christian Cameron


Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron My rating: 5 of 5 stars Awesome sequel to already great historical series.Cameron switches gears and brings us in to the world of naval warfare and adventure during the Classical Greek period. The reader is immersed in to the fascinating details of difficulties and dangers of sailing very basic and... Continue Reading →

Post-Human Series by David Simpson review


Sub-Human by David Simpson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Entertaining action sci-fi. Very much in the classical 50's Asimov style. Nice opening to the series. View all my reviews Post-Human by David Simpson My rating: 2 of 5 stars While the concept is interesting, the story line fails to engage and simple.I was left... Continue Reading →

I would have killed Katniss Everdeen! Review of Hunger Games Series (Spoiler Alert)


With all the hype of the movies and readers claims that these is one of the best trilogies out there, I decided to join the heard and read them. Here is my opinion in bullet points: The story is simple and predictable The characters are basic Some story-line gaps The violence is PG The second book... Continue Reading →

The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough


The First Man in Rome: 1 by Colleen McCullough My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great narrative of the fall of republic. The detail of political intrigue in Rome is entertaining and detailed. I is nice to see a author who is bringing attention to other great Roman leader besides Julius Cesar. Marius and Sulla... Continue Reading →

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, skip the movie and read the book


I, Robot by Isaac Asimov My rating: 5 of 5 stars This classic is an engaging and fun read. Being more then 60 years old, the sci-fi part of it is not as amazing as it would have been during it's time. However, the philosophical narrative is as relevant now as it was then.Would a... Continue Reading →

Review of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild and White Fang” and why I think it should be classified as a dog training guide


The Call of the Wild/White Fang by Jack London My rating: 5 of 5 stars Classic and a great read!!! I read it long time ago as a child and in Russian. Reading it this time, as an adult, makes these stories more meaningful and thought provoking. It saddens me that these days kids/teens read... Continue Reading →

Let the monkey weave a story … “Red Earth and Pouring Rain” by Vikram Chandra


Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book grew on me. Aside from a very nice portrayal of Indian culture and world view, the story telling is beautiful. The intricacies of the story line and development of narratives within other narratives is impressive and deep. I give... Continue Reading →

A beautifully creepy fairy tale “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman


Coraline by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great read. It's suppose to be a kid's book but, as everything Neil Gaiman, it is wonderful read for an adult with a deep and meaningful social criticism. Short and pleasant, the imagery delivered in the story is creepy and mesmerizing. View all my reviews

“The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman book review


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet again a beautifully written story by Gaiman. One of the most endearing and touching endings I've read in a long time. It is a wonderful read for adults and one day I'll read it to my kid. (Got to acquire one first)... Continue Reading →

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