• Reading,  Review

    Book Review: Cibola Burn

    by Book four in The Expanse series, and the one I’ve enjoyed the least so far. I did still enjoy it, but not as much. This is a different kind of book than we’ve gotten in the series so far, smaller in scope in a lot of ways, but set up for a lot of character development that isn’t realized as well as I would like. For a book that was so focused around Holden and Amos, I should have gotten to know them a lot better, but Amos was totally in a supporting role, and Holden is seen too much through other people’s eyes, mostly a woman who thinks…

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    Book Review: Abaddon’s Gate

    by Picking up the third book in the Expanse series, I worried that the story might not grab me as hard as the first two had. Silly. There’s plenty of big stuff going on here, from the protomolecule being finished on Venus and throwing a ring into space settling into a really outer system orbit, the OPA refitting a colony ship with some serious firepower to Julie Mao’s little sister Clarissa deciding that she needs to get revenge against Holden and crew. Well, mostly Holden. I’m a sucker for well done space opera, and this whole series qualifies so far. All of the things to love about the first two…

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    Review – Caliban’s War

    by I read Leviathan Wakes because I really enjoyed The Expanse miniseries. I suppose that’s the root reason I read Caliban’s War, too. But I almost put it down after the first couple of scenes. I’m glad I didn’t, but it was close. My reason for almost abandoning the book is one of personal taste. I’ve said before here and there that one of the fastest ways to lose me as a reader (or a viewer) is to kill a kid while I’m reading (or watching). Not interested. Find another way to tell the story or tell a different story. Caliban’s War starts with a kidnapping and then follows that…