readingfastandalot

Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

“How come you read so many books?”. This question is posed to me all the time. And usually, I have the same answer – I shrug, smile and give a non-committal response. Now, I realize that’s not really helpful; so, I am going to lay bare some truths from my... Read more

Revanche Cycle

Review of the ‘Revanche Cycle’ by Craig Schaefer

The “Revanche Cycle”, written by Craig Schaefer, is a low fantasy quadrilogy. It consists of the following books – “Winter’s Reach”, “The Instruments of Control”, “Terms of Surrender” and “Queen of the Night”. The series weaves a complex tapestry of magic, politics, religion, intrigue and action ranging across multiple characters... Read more

to pixar and beyond

Review of To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy

  To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History is written by Lawrence Levy. He is a lawyer turned executive who was Pixar’s CFO and guided its strategy to transform it into a multi-billion dollar entertainment studio. He was also a close associate of... Read more

the long haul

Review of The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

  The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road is written by Finn Murphy, a long-time trucker and first-time author. Finn Murphy tells his life story in his first book. The entire book is devoted to his experiences in the trucking industry as the driver of a... Read more

crowns fate

Review of The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

“The Crown’s Fate” is the second book in the “The Crown’s Game” series, by Evelyn Skye. It is a young adult fantasy book set in imperial Russia in the 1800s. “The Crown’s Fate” is, at its core, a typical teenage love triangle in a high fantasy setting. There is plenty... Read more

the end of all things

Review of The End of All Things by John Scalzi

“The End of All Things” is the sixth book in the “Old Man’s War” series, by John Scalzi.  It is a collection of four short stories which stars an ensemble cast including Harry Wilson. This book continues the same story arc from ‘The Human Division’. The conflicts between and in... Read more

human division

Review of The Human Division by John Scalzi

“The Human Division” is the fifth book in the “Old Man’s War” series, by John Scalzi.  It is a collection of short stories which stars an ensemble cast including Harry Wilson. First off, this is exactly the book that was needed to rescue the Old Man’s War series from the... Read more