Oh shut up it's not that late. Or, I'm sorry, but here it is. Yey.
Okay, so I was really excited about this book, because the premise
seemed freaking awesome, people reading people out of books and all that. I
don’t necessarily think the book was bad, it just disappointed me. I wanted it
to be so much better. I just didn’t really care. I think there were too many
characters for me to care about, and so I didn’t care. I think it was a little
annoying. It might have helped if there weren’t so many adults, I feel like
there were too many and it made it feel too safe. Also Capricorn wasn’t scary,
he was bored. I wanted the book to be a lot better. So I dunno, thumb to like
the side, cause I liked the concept and I liked Meggie.
This book was freaking awesome. It’s very Alice in Wonderland-y. The
writing is just beautiful and September is amazing. She is strong and tough and
she is resourceful and she’s badass. She is also sort of flawed, which is freaking
awesome. I love her so much. I love Saturday, I love the Wyverary. If I had a
daimon I would have a Wyverary. He is delightful. I am really looking forward
to the second book and I can’t wait to read it. All the thumbs up.
This was a reread. I have read it before, and Douglas Adams was a
fraking genius. I love the writing, I love the story, and the characters,
Zaphod is spectacular, Marvin is lovely. I love what an idiot Arthur is, I like
the humor and the jokes and the surrealism and I love the weird story. I’m
excited to reread the rest. Thumbs up.
Ship Breaker is a book set in the future where the main character,
Nailer, works light crew. He goes into beached ships and strips off the things
that can be sold. He and a friend finds a stranded ship with a lot of valuable
stuff to sell. They also find a girl, Nita, who is still alive, the sole
survivor. They then have a choice, save this extremely rich girls and have a
chance to get out, or strip all the valuables they can take before others
notice the ship. I loved the book. I generally like Bacigalupi’s writing, it’s
honest and it’s raw and I like it. I loved this book and I’ll find the
companion novel and read that too. I got a bit annoyed at Nailer though, no
matter how much Nita tries, or how hard she works, he still sees her as this
rich girl who can’t do anything or who doesn’t know anything. If she does
something wrong he get’s furious instantly. She does really try and I feel like
he could try to be more understanding too. I still liked the book, and all the
other characters are good. I do think that Nailer is believable because he has
lived his entire life in poverty and disadvantage and I understand how he would
be angry, I just got annoyed. Thumbs up.
It was okay. It wasn’t a literary masterpiece, but it was enjoyable
enough. It wasn’t meant to be a masterpiece though, it was meant to be chicklit
and it worked well as that. The characters were believable and I liked them.
So, you know, well done.
Some spoilers. I really liked it. It’s a bit weird. I really liked the
stories that Marianne Engel told the main character (who didn’t have a name). I
liked the little stories, they were cute and interesting. I liked that we got
to know Marianne and the main character in the present day and their past life
at the same time. I liked that there was no real explanation at the end.
Supposedly Marianne and the main character have lived before and been together
in the past. Marianne supposedly translated Dante’s Inferno before the first
ever translation came out. This book is found in Marianne’s possession at the
end, and it’s never really explained and I liked that. Things are never proved
or disproved and I liked that. It’s annoying that the main character doesn’t
seem to have any reaction to his accident. He was burned to a crisp, lost toes,
his penis and his looks. He must have had some sort of trauma, but he comes
across as the same asshole he was before the accident, that seems unlikely. No
one is that good at compartmentalizing, unless they’re a sociopath. That was
annoying, but I did like the rest enough. Thumbs up.