Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1

Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1 Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1 by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given an ebook version of this graphic novel by the publisher through NetGalley.

Again here we are with Sanderson and of course the talk will go to worldbuilding. Yes, he does it again. This time it's his story and idea, but an adaptation by Rik Hoskin with art by Julius M. Gopez.

While not quite as epic or satisfying as Sanderson's novels, this story was very compelling. It was also just getting going when it was time to wrap up this first volume, but I can tell that over time this should be a really good graphic side to Sanderson's Cosmere universe.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: Vicious Grace

Vicious Grace Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Still great narration, though I didn't connect with the actual story here as well as I did the first two books.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Central Station

Central Station Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

Well then. That was interesting. I'm a little torn on my rating after finishing this. I mean, some of the concepts were brilliant and the world-building was quite phenomenal. But for most of the book I felt like the scene was being set but there really wasn't much happening. Then a lot of the stuff was beyond my comprehension, like so much science fiction that I've read lately seems to be (Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, and Iain M. Banks, I'm looking at you). But like those SF giants, Tidhar has a voice for story and it's well done even through the parts that bored me.

So would I recommend this book? To fans of Banks, Reynolds, and Hamilton, surely. To people that want more Star Wars in their Sci-Fi, not so much. For those, I'd point them towards James S.A. Corey or Ian McDonald, both of whom I found myself wishing I was reading during parts of this book...

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