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Dune - Frank Herbert

Using Book Likes you are able to find books you may be interested in, in many different ways. A very simple one is to log on and go to your dashboard where your friends and followers will post information on books they (normally) find interesting.

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Picture of mars, but it is very similar to the planet the story is based on.
Dune - Frank Herbert

I have recently started reading Dune by Frank Herbert. It is a fantastic book, as it is considered one of the best science fiction books of all time. I cannot choose just one single passage for the most vivid one. The book is so descriptive that in just a few chapters it feels like you know the characters and their predicament. The most important details are on what the characters are thinking. In italics the thoughts of the characters are displayed. Overall, I think anyone who likes sci-fi books would love this book. 

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text 2018-04-24 02:49
Biographical Criticism
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe
Dune - Frank Herbert

As a person Randall Munroe does many similar things as done throughout the book he wrote. The story is all Q and A's that have been asked to him, via website.

 

When I started to research him more I understood why the book was written the way it was. When he had worked for NASA he would become bored and doodle comics as a way to pass the time. In his book, nearly every page has at least one picture, big or small, on it. Also being a scientific theorist he basically used all of his knowledge to write the book as a whole. Without him becoming an S.T. he would have never written the book. The book shows the reader how certain scenarios would play out, and just how vast Randall Munroe's knowledge of science really is. 

 

To put it simply, the book is Randall Munroe's life. He does the research for a living anyways. His job was to describe theoretical scientific problems which is what this book does, very well.

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-03-13 06:17
Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles – March Edition

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on March 12, 2018.

 

2017

 

15195

 

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Find my review here

 

 

 

25667918

 

 

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Review here

 

16029965

 

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

 My review

 

 

234225

 

Dune by Frank Herbert

FirstSecondThird, and Fourth parts.

 

 

2892446

 

All Flesh Is Grass by Clifford D. Simak

The review

 

 

2016

 

668473

 

The Chameleon’s Shadow by Minette Walters

I love reading books by this author because they portray human interaction in all its forms. They bring out what most of us would prefer that it remained hidden the darkest corners of her hearts. The stories show how people are capable of kindness in the unlikeliest of situations. But they also show what we’d do when we think no one is watching. With issues like the mistreatment of transgenderschild rape, and oppression of women, these stories hit you like a sledgehammer. You realize there is nothing fictional about her fiction. This story is no different. It deals with the fragmentation of a person’s psyche after returning home from a war. War breaks something inside you, no matter which side you are on.

 

 

2015

 

6567017

 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Really fun book!

 

 

47510

 

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones

I don’t remember much about this one but the fact that it makes fun of everything that has become cliché in epic fantasy.

 

 

2013

 

 

4137

 

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Sedaris books are funny af.

 

 

2012

 

12993240

 

How Gods Bleed by Shane Porteous

An old review:

 

Loved this book!
the book is about people belonging to a city that is the first line of defense for humans. If the werewolves ever tried to take over the human empire, this would be where the first battle would take place. Naturally, the people living in such a place have to be extraordinary-always alert and ready to defend. Add to that a king who would do anything to ensure his people’s survival and warriors who worship him. Could it be more awesome?Yes, it can. The king not only wants to win every war, he also plans to make the werewolves fear him and his warriors. The tricks and maneuvers that the king uses to instill fear in the werewolves are just.. wow! Then there is Cada Varl- the coolest immortal you’ll ever read about. He’s the best and yet he never gloats but just goes on being his rockin’ self! And of course, the 6 Helluvan warriors (poor 7th best warrior) were just that..one helluva adventure!

 

 

13417545

 

Zombie Killa by Jason Z. Christie

I got this book for free from Making Connections to read and review:
I started the book and almost gave up right then. Not only did it start slow-but then Shaun of the Dead did too-it also had a lot of jargon and big nerdy words that I couldn’t get at all. And the first mention of Router wasn’t all that, either. Then the book picked up its pace and proved me wrong. Zombies, Pirates, Ninjas, Nerds, Smart-mouthed women..the story had everything! And it was exactly the right length. The humor was just my type and despite some (okay, many) references that I didn’t get, I loved it! Zombie fans, you just can’t miss this one!

Oh, I almost forgot “F**k you, High-C!”

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text 2018-03-04 03:34
Reading progress update: I've read 40%.
Dune - Frank Herbert,Orlagh Cassidy,Scott Brick,Euan Morton

I have such different ears than when I first read Dune as a young adult.  This time through, I keep being struck at just how sexist much of the beginning is despite having Jessica as a strong female lead.

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