Monday, February 23, 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book because it gave access to a nonverbal character that thinks and feels totally differently than other people. That said, I've been leaning towards books that embrace the spiritual lately (Gilead, End of the Affair, etc.) and this books atheist underpinnings left me a little cold. I get that the character himself might not be able to process spirituality, it's pretty difficult for me too actually, but at a certain point it limits the character in a way that might be unfair to people with autism. How do you grapple and believe in the possibility of something as surprising as the possibility of parallel universes, but dismiss the possibility of God without also grappling with it? I thought the book was interesting and cute, but like I said, it left something to be desired.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Things got weird. And now I feel bad for all the bad guys getting their comeuppance. I'm looking forward to book 5 but I hope something actually happens in that one. I'm getting tired of all the set-up.

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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman

The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the Magician's series. The first one was maybe a little juvenile (Lion, Witch, Wardrobe meets Harry Potter goes to college), the second one was fun but very dark. This one tied all the books together with a bow. And I was really sad when it was over.

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