Showing posts from July, 2011

What I'm reading right now

Okay this is one of those lazy posts - where I just let you guys know whats coming next!! Here's the list: 1) Bone Shaker by Cherie Priest  - a zombie novel about a town destroyed by a mean machine and has led to leakage of a poisonous gas that converts the alive into "undead" - which gets sealed up (duh!) and a boy's mission to prove his dad innocent, by going back into this ghost town filled with the undead ( called Rotters!) Trust me, its been heavy going for me. with the work-man like prose and dreary descriptions of action-scenes that almost make you feel that nothings happening with the plot. Will let you know when ( and IF!) I finish. 2) Memories of Ice - Part 3 Malazan Empire of the Fallen series - the awesome awesome series that put the word "epic" back into epic fantasy. Hugely sprawling and immensely huge cast of gods, humans, non-gods, and a countless number of super cool "races" that abound the world. I have to go back and tr

Review: Hunter's Run

I know this is perhaps one of the forgotten gems of GRRM, but it still ranks pretty much up there in terms of the quality of pure unadulterated story telling.  A terrific SF thriller that once again cements the fact the GRRM is indeed one of the best story tellers of our times. Joining him this time are two other talents, Daniel Abraham and Gardner R. Dozois. I have read the first two parts of Daniel Abraham’s much acclaimed Long Prince Quartet series that has repeatedly taken the mantle of being the most under-appreciated Fantasy series out there. I haven’t heard of Dozois, but heck, with two names that most certainly promised a rollercoaster of a ride, I couldn’t resist. And a treat it was. An absolute masterpiece in terms of the twists and turns and a simple yet appealing plot that sticks to the original purpose of story-telling. To entertain. Without getting lost in the hyperbole of clumsy world building. There are so many lessons that GRRM could give the young guns who write