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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-12-29 14:05
Rounding off a Trilogy - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne

I have just finished reading Mockingjay and I really liked it. In fact I think that this book may be the better one of the trilogy.

I was happy to see that the series wasn't wrapped up in a sugar-pink and sticky-sweet happy ending, an end like that would not have been in line with the tone of the book, so the ending was, as a whole, good. But I do think that it was wrapped up a bit too quickly - but that is a trend that I have noticed in many books and films these days. It's as if the authors run out of steam and have nothing else to say as the story is nearing its end, and that I find a huge pity, and it was a pity to see this in this book as well.

What I would have seen differently would have been a more humane Katniss (not just in this book, but throughout the series), as I generally speaking don't find her character very likeable, she's generally unsympathetic and quite cold, and the same goes for Gale. Only after her 'shell chock', after seeing her sister die before her eyes, am I able to identify with her. I wish that more of her emotional turmoil was present in the previous books and in the first half of this book as well. The character I found it easiest to identify with was Peeta. It's a pity that we didn't see more of him in this third and final instalment. It may have been very interesting if the last chapter had been written from Peeta's perspective, I'm sure that he would have had many interesting things to say.

But this definitely made ud for a very good read. I'm looking forward to catch the movies once they get on Netflix.

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review 2014-10-31 09:07
Meh...
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester

I was really looking forward to read this science fiction classic by Alfred Bester. It turned out to be a major disappointment. I find it very difficult to see what is so special and "master-piece-y" about it. Sure, it has a few good ideas here and there, but it's way too erratic, too chaotic and unstructured, it's like the author wanted to write about too much in too little space instead of taking the time to flesh this thing out to something that personally would consider decent. Is it just me that feels like that bout this so-called masterpiece?

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review 2014-08-16 13:14
Knits for Nerds
Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy - Joan of Dark,Toni Carr

Not sure how relevant the models are, but the models provided a definitely fun to check out and a must for every sci-fi nut such as myself, and I would go as far as to say some of the models have real life application and not just "Halloween" potential. :)

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review 2014-08-16 12:34
Knits for Nerds
Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy - Joan of Dark,Toni Carr

Not sure how relevant the models are, but the models provided a definitely fun to check out and a must for every sci-fi nut such as myself, and I would go as far as to say some of the models have real life application and not just "Halloween" potential. :)

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review 2014-08-15 18:11
Well done Ms Collins! Catching Fire is a darn good read!! :)
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

The sequel to The Hunger Games is far better than anticipated by me. It was difficult to put down and it had many, for me, unexpected turns of events. Suzanne Collins manages to effectively balance the action vs the romance (you may remember that I generally speaking loathe romance novels) to keep the story engaging, and occasionally she manages to even throw in some dry non-cringe worthy humor. I'm definitely looking forward to the final instalment in the series, Mockingjay.

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