Death’s End

GoodReads ★★★★ I feel bad for taking so long to finish Death's End. But for me, I consider this no light reading and usually this results in me reading when I have more time to really sit down and read - basically during a vacation.That's not to say that I don't enjoy the series. It... Continue Reading →

The Dark Forest

GoodReads ★★★★ When I read The Three Body Problem some time ago, I was engrossed in the story and was heavily looking forward to The Dark Forest. I really wanted to finish it in 2017* but there were moments where I was not so sure about that. *I managed to finish it December 31! I... Continue Reading →

The Three-Body Problem

GoodReads ★★★★ A three-body system is chaotic, unpredictable and the tiniest of perturbations can cause massive effects...When I first saw The Three-Body Problem I was immediately intrigued, not just by the synopsis but also Chinese SF. I haven't really read anything like it. It sounded interesting and I wanted to try it.I'm so glad I... Continue Reading →

Redshirts

GoodReads ★★★★ Redshirts was right up my alley. I want to put the spotlights to the side characters, like in Patrick Ness' The Rest of Us Just Live Here, and the side characters are usually preferred over the mains in almost any series I read/watch. Why didn't I read Redshirts earlier in that case?Well, I... Continue Reading →

Bloodchild

GoodReads ★★★★ Bloodchild was my introduction to the works of Octavia E. Butler. After I was recently told I should really try her books, I came across this short story which has won all the prizes and was free on Amazon. Since it was short, I immediately squirmed it in with my other readings.Two things... Continue Reading →

Strange Skies over East Berlin

GoodReads ★★★ East Berlin, the 1970s. A place so crowded with spies of all sorts that people wonder when was the last time they told the truth. It is the setting of this new supernatural thriller, which aims to make us pause and ponder on some important moral questions.The main character is an American spy... Continue Reading →

Night Call

GoodReads ★★★ Set in an alternative 1930s New York, a former police officer Roche and his new automatic (robot) partner Allen, need to keep a perilous peace in order to keep war from its streets.This was a gritty novel. The alternative setting worked quite well, but ultimately it also left me with a lot of... Continue Reading →

Gideon the Ninth

GoodReads ★★★★ First read in the #ReverseReadathon How would I even start talking about Gideon the Ninth? I had come across it so many times on all the bookish channels, that I was seriously hyped for it. Then, it was in Amazon sale for only 2$ and there was not a bone in my body... Continue Reading →

Recursion

GoodReads ★★★★ I suggested Recursion as the new book for book club, and it was selected so I felt a certain responsibility when I started reading it. I had bought it earlier this year after all the praise it received and also because I really like Dark Matter which I read some time ago.Going in,... Continue Reading →

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday

GoodReads ★★★★ First book of 2020! And what a lot of fun it was.Melek Ahmar, an imprisoned djinn king and among other things The Lord of Tuesday, who has just woken from a millennia long slumber in his prison and is completely forgotten by all but himself, is dead set on retaking the rule of... Continue Reading →

Dark Matter

GoodReads ★★★★ I'm at a loss for words. Dark Matter was one hell of a book. Last year I read Abandon, one of Blake Crouch's previous books, but Dark Matter was a completely different book. In a good way.I don't want to say too much about the story, because finding out what was happening was... Continue Reading →

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