4 1/2 Texas stars! What a great read! Jiles is a unique storyteller. Action packed, exciting, and tender. Going to look into the authors other novels. This book was selected as one of the Washington Posts Best Books of 2016. I often select from their yearly lists to force myself to read more diversely.
This was fun for me. I was a teen in the 80‘s and gamed a good bit. The pace kept me turning pages. But the authors writing really is below average. I hated his many parenthetical plot hole plugs, they‘re weak and distracting. I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but I think this would make a much better movie than a book! This is the very first book I‘ve read that I feel this way. Previously I‘ve always enjoyed the books more than their movies.
2. Just 24 for this year. This year I‘m trying to read more slowly, thoroughly. I find if I push my reading speed the enjoyment drops. So... we‘ll see.
3. The Power
4. Can‘t decide: either the one that Totally Changes My Life, or the Book of Ultimate Enjoyment.
It was the dawn of a new era, one where most of the human race now spent all of their free time inside a videogame.
I was looking forward to this book. I‘d picked up the paperback yesterday. This morning I began reading it and kicked myself for not getting the #hardback instead. So I went back B&N and exchanged it. I‘m at the point where I‘d rather pay more for the larger print of hardbacks! (I‘m 52). I grew up in the eighties so this book is pretty on target so far. 🙂