Category: Books

Some weeks ago my wife surprised me with a pair of books from George R.R. Martin’s back catalog (Windhaven and Hunters Run).  Needless to say, with A Song of Ice and Fire being my favorite series of all time, I dove right in starting with Windhaven first (currently reading the other at the time of writing this).  While it pales in comparison to his current epic, Windhaven is a delightful read filled with wonder and imagination.

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Stephan King-The Tommyknockers

So, I’m a bit late to the Stephan King party.  The most I know about his work is what has be transcribed into film and I usually highly when they adapt one of his stories into celluloid. I’ve always meant to read one of his books, especially the Dark Tower series(on my list to read soon), and I’ve had some of his books in my collection collecting dust.  A couple weeks ago I finally took a dive into the world of Stephan King in the form of The Tommyknockers. Continue reading

Amazon Kindle

I like to read.  I read a lot, just about everyday for a minimum of a half hour, most of the time, much more.  If you were to come into my cozy little flat the first thing you would probably notice would be the large amount of books me and my wife have amassed.  We got ourselves a nice little collection overflowing our bookshelf.  Last year my sister and her boyfriend came out to Italy to visit us and noticed the wall of literature and upon returning to America they suggested to my mom that a Kindle would be a great gift for us for Christmas in which she gifted to us on the holiday. Continue reading

José Saramago-Blindness

Have you ever thought that everyone in the world is blind to reality.  That they don’t notice anything of importance going on around them and only think of themselves.  Portuguese author José Saramago definitely thought of that and took it a couple steps further and wrote a novel about a world where everybody becomes stricken with blindness.  Instead of writing a novel about a bunch of blind people bumping into things or writing an epidemic story, he writes a deep and philosophical novel about humanities worst and also its best, all with a truly unique writing style. Continue reading

So, what is “A Song of Ice and Fire”?  Well to put it simply, it is a still continuing fantasy novel series written by George R.R. Martin.  Four books in the series have been released, “A Game of Thrones”, “A Clash of Kings”, “A Storm of Swords”, and “A Feast for Crows” and there are another three in the works which are expected to be titled “A Dance with Dragons”, “The Winds of Winter”, and “A Dream of Spring”.  Each book runs about 800-1200 pages in paperback with smaller print.  So, why would one want to spend months reading massive books of an incomplete fantasy series?  Well, let me tell you why. Continue reading