2013/05/27

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)Feed by Mira Grant

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
Title: Feed
Author: Mira Grant
Length: 571 pages
Genre-ish: Sci-Fi, Zombie
Rating: 2/5
I wanted to like this book. I am not sure what it is but, I found it it was not for me. I picked up this book and expected a zombie book. It was disappointing.

The book begins post-zombie apocalypse with two young bloggers looking to move up to the top tier of the news world, which is now dominated by bloggers. We're never told, though, whether print and broadcast journalism are dead or just irrelevant. In fact, we're not told much of anything not directly related to these two main characters. Their ticket to fame and fortune comes in the form of exclusive rights to cover a presidential nominee's campaign, but we never find out how the government is structured post-apocalypse, or even whether Washington exists as a "safe" zone in this new world. In fact, we're really told nothing about the entire eastern seaboard. That creates a lot of gaps when the story essentially morphs into a political thriller.

I am a fan of political thrillers, but this is my type of a book.

Strengths: It gives you a good look at what the world could look like with the infectede and non-infected living among each other. It is interesting to see what precautions that gavornemt has in place....like the constant blood testing.

Weakness: Dull. I have mixed feelings about zombie novels; zombies themselves don't interest or scare me so there has to be something more to the story - this wasn't a problem. In fact, the book wasn't largely dedicated to flesh-eating and zombie moans, it was dedicated to something which I am very interested in and should have been what sold the book to me: politics.


2013/05/13

Giving It A Try

I will be honest, I have not read a zombie type of a book......since hmmm high school . Well I believe that it has been that long at least. It was not that long ago a friend of mine at the cheese mine said that he likes the series The Walking Dead. So I gave that a try.

To be honest, I loved it I watched the Season 1 in I was a little addicted. I think that I am going to try to get Season 2 from the library. I will say this I like the zombie genre MUCH more than the wave of vampires that has been all over the place.  Twilight...ugghh.


The book that I chose in the zombie genre is Feed. I have heard good things about this one from GoodReads. Well besides World War Z, do you guys have any recommendation?


2013/05/11

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: Back It Up
Publish Date: 2011
Ready Player One


This book appealed to right away. I have and always will be a geek and it was one before it was cool. Cline is now one of my favorite authors..yes after ONE book under his belt.

In a not too distant future, the economy has crumbled, energy is hard to come by and earth's population is living on top of each other in the cities. Literally. Wade lives in a trailer park where the homes are stacked on top of each other and you run the constant risk of being mugged. It's no surprise that for many the escape of the virtual world inside OASIS virtual facebook is such a draw. When the creator of the system, Halliday, dies he leaves in his will a clause; his fortune and control of OASIS goes to whoever finds the "easter egg" he has hidden in the code.

He leaves a riddle as the starting point in a video montage of 80s films. Wade spends years delving into all of the interests and nerdisms of Halliday hoping that the knowledge he gains from this overload of trivia will lend him an insight into Halliday’s mind and possibly to the easter egg. This book does show you how smart the nerd/geek class really is.

I fell in love with book and it took me back to my childhood playing countless hours of Atari.This is a book based in the future, but it did show history in it. It did show some of the loopholes programmers had in the earlier games. Kids now days do not understand. 

This was on of the best books that I have read in quite some time. I recommend this book to anyone that played video games on an Atari system of has watched sci-fi movies from that time period as well. 

2013/05/02

Game of Thrones Season 2

I finally did it...I watch Season 2 of Game of Thrones. I am not able to view it on TV due to a non-HBO household. I use to go ole library services for my viewing pleasure.

In the season whome have not seen it yet:

The Seven Kingdoms are at war, with the King in the North, Robb Stark, fighting to win independence for his people and those of the Riverlands. Robb decides that he must win the allegiance of the fiercely independent ironborn to his cause, and sends his best friend Theon Greyjoy to treat with his father, who is hatching plans of his own. Meanwhile, Joffrey Baratheon holds the Iron Throne with the backing of the powerful House Lannister, but his uncle Renly has also claimed the throne with the support of House Tyrell, whose armies are much larger. As they struggle for the throne, Tyrion Lannister arrives in King's Landing to take matters in hand, only to face opposition from his scheming sister, Cersei, now the Queen Regent.

However, there is another faction entering the picture. Stannis Baratheon, Robert's younger brother and Renly's older, has also claimed the Iron Throne. A proven battle commander and veteran of several wars, Stannis is known to be utterly without mercy to his enemies and will do what is right even if it destroys him. Advising him is Melisandre, an enigmatic priestess from the east, who believes Stannis is meant for a greater destiny, and Ser Davos Seaworth, an honest and honorable man uneasy with the shifts in power at Stannis' court.

Far to the east, Daenerys Targaryen has hatched the only three dragons in the world. Eventually they will grow into terrifying monsters capable of destroying cities at her command, but for now they are still hatchlings and vulnerable. With her khalasar gone, Daenerys and her small band of followers must find a way across a forbidding wasteland and find new allies to support her claim to the Iron Throne.

In the distant north, the Night's Watch has mounted an expedition beyond the Wall, searching for missing rangers and investigating rumours of wildlings gathering in the mountains. For Jon Snow this will be a rite of passage as he is asked to make difficult choices, for the realm and for himself. 

I just cannot believe the incredible job that the producers of the show have done so far. They are doing a great job followinf the MASSIVE book.  The war on continues throughout this series for the rite of the throne is surreal. After the series faille there sure quite a bit of questions that is going to happen with each character. The one that drives me crazy in Sansa she is such an airhead....she just makes me shack my head.