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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials: His Dark M&hellip by Philip Pullman
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I selected this book based on recommendations that it would be a good novel for 8-12 year old male readers. It's science fantasy and was very slow going, as the first section seems as much "information dump" as actual story. The heroine, a pre-teen girl, isn't terribly likable in the first section either, which made me not want to finish the book. However, I shouldered onward and it improved greatly in the second section. Definately a good book for young boys, if they can manage to tolerate part one.
Ironically, in defense of the book, I handed it to my 9-year-old the morning after I finished it. When I got home from work that night, he was halfway into part two! So obviously from a… Read more
Hunted by James Alan Gardner
Hunted by James Alan Gardner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
With science-fiction (or possibly space opera) books as a speciality, this author is not terribly well-known but should be. The Expendables series (of which Hunted is midway in the series) is absolutely joyful to read, with a delicious sense of humor embedded in every chapter.
The main character (Edward) is not your typical hero, and the insect-like aliens don't seem unlikely. I certainly enjoyed Edward's open minded attitude and even affection towards his adopted race, even though he doesn't feel he is "smart" enough to look after them.
This was a delightful surprise to find and read. You do not have to worry about Garner slapping you with too much technology and not… Read more
Marrow by Robert Reed
Marrow by Robert Reed
This book had a reasonably good idea, but failed to keep my attention. I had to force myself to finish it. None of the characters appealed, and only the plot kept me involved. I had to know where it would end, sort of like watching a train wreck in progress...