I’ve made this as spoiler-free as possible for the book itself, but it does contain serious spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire books 1-4. If you’ve only seen Game of Thrones on TV or just read the first three books, please to NOT click, lest your mind be blown.
I was inspired to read Good Omens by our Middlemarch Madness voting this year, in which an unknown-to-me Neil Gaiman character (Anathema Device) made it pretty far. The book, a joint venture between Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, tells the story of the imminent apocalypse through the eyes of a slew of delightfully quirky characters.
I’m going to have to have to hit the ground running with this review in terms of describing its author, Bill Bryson. Bryson is a writer you either know or you don’t, and you either love or you don’t. He’s written nonfiction books galore, and his favorite topic is travel, although culture, science, and language […]
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, is pretty much required reading for all self-respecting nerds, and therefore I have no excuse for having just recently read it.