Thursday, July 19, 2007

Belated June 2007 Book Reviews (with some July on the side)

The Name of the Wind: Wow. This is a debut from Patrick Rothfuss, a fantasy author who is absolutely amazing. I can't say enough about this book. Just read it, okay?

Thr3e: The first novel I've read by Ted Dekker, and it won't be the last.

Showdown: An epic novel by Ted Dekker, and very original. Even better than Thr3e.

House: Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti bring us a great standalone novel that also manages to fit inside Ted Dekker's compelling world of Showdown.

Saint: A great book by Ted Dekker, with touches of The Bourne Identity and The Matrix. One catch-- you have to read Showdown and possibly House.

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon: A gripping book containing mention of the 600 Grand Canyon deaths.

The rest of July later!

Tomorrow, Tomorrow...

Tomorrow at midnight, the Harry Potter series ends. Spoilers are everywhere, and Harry's life is in doubt. The search for Voldemort's horcruxes, as well as the Deathly Hallows, is about to begin. Who lives? Who dies? Who falls in love? Will a rat's life-debt be repaid? Will an old man's life have been lost in vain? Does the title Harry Potter and the Forest of Shadows have anything at all to do with this? Will Bill and Fleur get married? Will Harry go back to Hogwarts? Will he go to Gordic's Hollow, and if he does, will he like what he finds? Will Voldemort discover a fate worse than death? What does Kreacher do? What was that gleam in Dumbledore's eye about in Goblet of Fire? And when Harry and Voldemort face off in the end, who will emerge victorious?

The answers come July 21.