Listen, there's an evil unicorn in this book as well as, a magic brawl in a Wall-Mart, pizza eating pixies a bad ass Minotaur, and a Lord Of The RingsListen, there's an evil unicorn in this book as well as, a magic brawl in a Wall-Mart, pizza eating pixies a bad ass Minotaur, and a Lord Of The Rings-style face off of Faerie vs. Faerie.
I mean really, how can you not enjoy this book?
Jim Butcher, I feel, really cranks things up in this one. The world of Harry Dresden blows wide open and you get an eyeball full of what his world is really like. The 3 novels before this one have all helped in slowly building an incredible world of magic and mystery that nestles inside of our real world and it all makes for some fantastic storytelling.
It's just a helluva lot of fun and ya know what?
I like fun.
Also...I like Wizards, magic, Faeries, Werewolves and Vampires and...and...and most importantly...watching Harry Dresden Fuego the everliving shit outta things!
This is my second time reading Gardens of the Moon. I loved it the first time but kinda ran out of steam somewhere in the 2nd boo 4.5 stars if I could.
This is my second time reading Gardens of the Moon. I loved it the first time but kinda ran out of steam somewhere in the 2nd book. I am now wanting to give this series the proper attention that I believe it deserves so I am embarking on that mission. Since it was so long ago that I originally read this, I figured I better start back at the beginning.
There is nothing that I can really say that will add to the plethora of reviews already on here.
The story is great, its rich in history and the world is very detailed. Erikson doesn't do any hand-holding and you are pretty much thrown into the thick of things leaving it up to us, the readers, to find our footing and figure out what is going on.
If you persevere and give this book the attention that it deserves, the payoff is huge. Its a demanding story but it is incredibly well told, with a melting pot of characters that are alive, believable, and full of surprise.
A great first entry - and I am so excited for my journey through the Malazan saga!...more
Imagine that in your whole life you have only tasted vanilla ice cream. It's delicious and you enjoy it, but then someone comes along and puts bananasImagine that in your whole life you have only tasted vanilla ice cream. It's delicious and you enjoy it, but then someone comes along and puts bananas on your ice cream...then on top of the bananas, they pour chocolate sauce all over it, and then finally on top of that, some rich, sweet, velvety, whip cream.
That's what this book is.
It's a mother-fucking banana split Sunday!
Every single time I sat down to read this book I felt like I was about to embark on something special. It was like I had this selfish secret that only I knew about. It was a book that whispered deep inside of me and made me feel as if I were important. Someone unique. Someone worth sharing a secret with.
It's not often that a story makes me feel much beyond simple entertainment, and if I'm lucky, perhaps teach me a lesson or two. However, every once and awhile a story like The Fifth Season comes along and rocks my world about and then fades away and life goes back to the way it was until the next big important story comes along.
I love that feeling. That glorious, HOLY SHITBALLS, feeling when you know something big just happened. That's The Fifth Season. It was holy shitball moments one after the other, after the other, after the...well...you get it.
And now I'm just sittin' here all buzzin' and vibrating and trying to write a coherent sentence that will make everyone who reads this want to go out and read this magical mother fucker.
Well, Rust that! Eloquence has escaped me and words feel clumsy after reading the way Jemisin so expertly wielded them. All I can say is that this book is worth both your money and your time and you'd be a fool to put off reading it any longer if you haven't done so already.
It's a gooder! Fo'sho!
Anyways, thank you N.K. Jemisin. This was something special. I know you wrote it just for me....more
Wow. I enjoyed this one heck of a lot more than the first. And from all appearances, the third and final book is set up to be pretty freaking awesome! Wow. I enjoyed this one heck of a lot more than the first. And from all appearances, the third and final book is set up to be pretty freaking awesome!!
Katniss has turned into quite the threat, and she now (finally) has some pretty powerful allies helping her along. I really cant wait to see her kick some ass.!
There are so many words that I could use to proclaim the greatness of this book. I fear, however, that they would all fall short in describing its won There are so many words that I could use to proclaim the greatness of this book. I fear, however, that they would all fall short in describing its wonderful tale.
Simply put, there are those that write stories, and those that tell stories. Both are valid, and both have merit.
Rothfuss, has the uncanny talent of marrying the two into perfect harmony. Suffice to say, we are all the better for it!
I can only hope that not too much time will pass before I once again find myself reading his words....more
So...I have bought this book 4 times, the paperback has been sitting on my shelf for a few years, but when I decided to finally give it a go I thoughtSo...I have bought this book 4 times, the paperback has been sitting on my shelf for a few years, but when I decided to finally give it a go I thought I would try and give this whole audio book thing a whirl, so I bought it again that way. Turned out I loved what I was listening to, but the narration wasn't fast enough for me, so I got the Kindle version so I could take it wherever I went throughout my days. Not even half way through and I knew that I wanted the Hardcover version of this book (and all the others after) to grace my bookshelves. So I bought it again and gave the paperback to a friend.
I suppose that's proof enough right there in how much I enjoyed this story.
I finished Way Of Kings late last night sitting in my bed fist pumping the air! I just couldn't believe how perfect everything was coming together. I wanted to shout...I wanted to wake up my roommates and yell at them how awesome this story was and how important it is that they read it.
Only 1 book into this epic 10 book series and I already know that this will be my favorite all time fantasy series in the history of ever...and I read a shit ton of fantasy so that's saying a lot.
There was honestly nothing that I did not like about this book, every page, every scene, every character...it all picked me up and whisked me away to this deep, perfectly crafted world, that Brandon Sanderson has so meticulously created.
This book is a thing. All the fans foaming at the mouths are right.