Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then you accidentally discover a gem of a book. The way this was marketed, I would not have read it. It was pitched to the general fiction and literary markets, and we found it on a sale table at our local Coles […]Read more "Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller"
A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m always up for a good Weird Western, always up for interesting LGBTQ characters, and always up for excellent Canadian science fiction and fantasy. This book fit the bill perfectly! Ed Morrow is a Pinkerton who has been assigned to infiltrate the […]Read more "Book Review: A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files"
The Princess Bride by William Goldman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unlike just about everybody else in the world, it seems, I stumbled on this great book by accident, well before the movie came out. I’d like to share the story because it’s one of those wonderful stories of discovery that only true bibliophiles […]Read more "Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman"
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eager for all things Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, I asked for this book for a Yuletide gift. My kids got it for me for Mother’s Day. They’re good kids (adult kids, now; older than I’d like […]Read more "Book Review: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin @GRRMSpeaking"
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey My rating: 4 of 5 stars No one would ever publish this book, were it written today. It’s full of purple prose and repetition, heaving bosoms and moustache-twirling bad guys, and it’s considered a foundational book of the Western genre, and established maybe 75% of the tropes, […]Read more "Book Review: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey"
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a surreal experience for someone who saw the TV show first. Because here, the text and the show dramatically part ways, and become in many respects entirely different stories. There’s a whole lot of stuff going on with […]Read more "Book Review: A Feast of Crows by George R. R. Martin"