Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood
2016, Kindle ebook

Dystopian (what else) novel by Margaret Atwood which takes place in a future of economic downturn. High unemployment, home loss, roving gangs and violence prompt the protagonists Stan and Charmaine to turn for help to a company that promises security. Built around a prison, the community supplies jobs and homes for all its inhabitants. But what's the catch?

Another great dystopian read from Atwood. This is an interesting take on the financial crisis and where it could lead to in a capitalistic society. The characters are 3 dimensional - and by that I mean quite detestable. As always, there's a smattering of feminist politics included for good measure.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining
Stephen King
1977, Kindle ebook

Jack Torrance takes on the job of caretaker at The Overlook Hotel for the winter season with his wife and son Danny, who has telepathic powers. After the snow cuts them off from all access, Jack begins to behave oddly and violently.

More terrifying work from King. Jack was a surprisingly sympathetic characte. It was hard to put this book down. I would like to see the movie now.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Four Legendary Kingdoms by Mathew Reilly

The Four Legendary Kingdoms
Matthew Reilly
2016, kindle ebook

Jack West Jr. again has to save the world. Oh wait no, this time he has to save the universe. Something something Hercules something Sikorsky.

Enjoyable as always. Reilly writes really fun books.

Still without compute so reviews will be shorter than normal/littered with spelling errors.