Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thank The Stars For Friends And Fellow Readers

How in the world did I miss The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss has written a masterpiece
First published in 2007 and I just got the word
I have not enjoyed a fantasy this much since
Well since Brent Weeks', The Way of Shadows
One of my superiors, who's son I once advised
Thought I might enjoy The Name of the Wind
Winner of The Quill Award 2007
I did not like it. I loved it
Depth of characters
Breadth of story and plot
The prose, Oh the prose
The cadence, the pace, the lyricism
Hot Diggity Damner, Woo Hoo,
Yippi-I-A-Ki-O

Book two, The Wise Man's Fear is now here
I await my turn with much toe tapping
Series title: The Kingkiller Chronicle
Wonderful new series (to me)

Deserves wonderful new music
Harlem River Blues by Steve's boy
Justin Townes Earle

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Pastiche Of Three Worthy Reads

Wish I had more time to write
It would be nice to flesh some books out a bit
The library is a hive in the full bloom of spring
Job security is a good thing in these troubling times

Starting with the page blitzing YA hit
I Am Number Four will not let you set the book down
Pittacus Lore, James Frey and Jobie Hughes, have a great idea
Their pacing and character development are not lacking
The boy and his keeper are constantly on the run
New names and new places are the norm
They live in eminent danger
The world is in eminent danger
Three are dead
The boy is number four

The movie got hit pretty hard by some critics
IMDB 6.5/10; Metacritic 36/100
The book is a little time well spent

We now have Jaine Fenn's third book of the Hidden Empire
I ordered Guardians of Paradise used from Amazon UK
The book is sadly lacking availability in the US
Little money and some time waiting well spent
I just had to keep going with this story
The characters are further developed
The suspense and danger, closer and bigger than ever
The author is a very good story teller
Her characters do not walk the road well trodden
I am eager the find out where this complicated story goes next

I returned to the Jon and Lobo series
I needed some opera to escape into
Well I disappeared, but I didn't escape
Children No More by Mark L. Van Name satisfied
Jon grew greatly in depth of character
I knew he was complicated and conflicted
I just didn't get the depth of his heart
Lobo, well, he's a machine, but he grew too

Music
Cross Canadian Ragweed
If you haven't heard them, its time
Happiness And All The Other Things 2009
Mission California 2007

Regards,
Richard