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Fantasy

American Gods

I’m not sure I understand this book very well. Perhaps I wasn’t looking deeply enough, but it seemed to be more ambient than purposeful, by which I mean, everything was described very beautifully but nothing seemed to matter that much. It also didn’t help that the story was punctuated with so many asides, quotations, and short stories that it felt more like a collection than a single story.

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Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1)

I had trouble overlooking the character flaws of the protagonist which are deliberately pronounced at the outset and reinforced throughout. I'm also a bit out of practice with fantasy, so the excessive Tolkeinesque adaptations of songs/poetry and thesaurus reaching diction were a bit offputting. Other, more avid, Fantasy readers enjoy this series immensely.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

First off, been a bit busy editing so I haven't been reading as much of other people's work. This was the audio book version and the narrator is fantastic. Enjoyed the book, specifically captivated by her descriptive power and interlaced plots. Fun read.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

There's a reason why she was the first billionaire author. These books are dynamite. I'm continually impressed by the imaginative environments, the interlaced plot stucture, and just how fun this book is. Loved it.

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

I read the first chapter several times, admiring the mastery of the economy of each word properly chosen to introduce the story most effectively. It really is remarkably well-written fiction and very enjoyable.

The Gunslinger

People say they love this book, that it's King's finest. I can't help but read it as a shadow of Cormac McCarthy and thus didn't enjoy it as much. I've been told the later books make for a very compelling series. Will revisit.