Shadowshaper

ShadowshaperShadowshaper by Daniel José Older
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Development of the character, her friends and world were excellent. The climax however was kind of underwhelming.

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King Rat

King RatKing Rat by James Clavell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not what I expected as I read through the fourth novel of James Clavell’s “Asian Saga”.
Whereas in previous novels you had a wide range of perspectives so as to provide stories from all sides of the spectrum, this time round there was only the P.O.W’s, with nothing from the Japanese or Korean soldiers except a few lines here and there, which left me kind of disappointed.

Also, where was the family of the Noble House in all of this, or was Peter Mallory a member?

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A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Decided to read the original series after watching the “John Carter” movie, which I felt got unfairly reviewed by critics.

I have to say that there are times that I find reading the protagonist’s first person story to be a bit “irritating”.
Taking into account the average man in this time period, add to the fact that he doesn’t come from money… and his diction just does not match up. It’s just too wordy and analytical at times,  stealing away some of the wonder.

Regretfully, my eReader is in the shop, so I’ll have to wait until it comes back before I can resume his story

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Animal Dreams

Animal DreamsAnimal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve had this book on my shelf now for years, always meaning to read it but never quite getting there.

I am so relieved that I have done so now. This book is hard to describe, and yet it is beautiful and sad and funny on so many different levels, but you can be guaranteed that it will touch in some fashion.

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