The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5)

Auri! I am so glad Patrick gave her a moment in the moonlight. During the other books, I would tell my wife how much I enjoyed this girl/woman who would take the inanimate and give them something more. Not quite a life, but a place in the world. It delighted me to read this novelette. […]

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The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2)

Twice as deep as the first book it was absorbed faster than parched ground after a rainstorm. Beautifully articulated as we continue the education, remediation, trials, and tribulations of young Kvothe. The few sticking points I had were time and age-related. In this book Kvothe goes on a journey, there are 3 or so books […]

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book like this. When I was in high school I read quite a bit of David Eddings work. While I can’t compare works, there was a feeling–something of magic, of growth, exploration, education. A mystery to be solved and great works to be had. This took […]

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Hard to Be a God by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

I’ve read so much more science-fiction these past few years and it’s been a real pleasure to both jump around culturally and in time with the genre. I really need to go back to Asimov now, I think it’s time–I digress. Arkady’s Russian science-fiction from the 60’s is a culture and technology timepiece. Another Earth […]

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Review: The Quantum Magician, Derek Künsken

Thanks to Netgalley & co for an early read. I’m really proud of how science fiction has developed. We’ve gone from very loose constructs of the dreams of Asimov to talking about quantum entanglement and Planck theory in so many ways. It’s a great time to be a reader. This book was not a challenge. […]

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Review: Look to Windward (Culture, #7)

Ah yes, another Culture novel visited. From the end of the Idirian war, it’s long felt after effects and early Special Circumstance meddling (botched.) What could be better? The story sits on Masaq orbital, holding many billions of lives in its balance. Zooming in further to the life of a Chelgrian composer named Ziller. Who […]

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Review: Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)

I did not start here on my journey, I came back to it. This was neat. I’ve read a lot of Culture books and this war was referenced quite a few times throughout the series. If you are just beginning here good job. If you liked it, know that every Culture book will be different. […]

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