House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
It’s like a literary version of Paranormal Activity or The Blair Witch Project, only a bit more intense. I have heard a lot of great things about this one so I was excited to find a copy at a local library sale. A guy finds a giant “scholarly essay” written by a blind man, decides to retype it, adding his own miscellaneous stories about the experience of reading it as footnotes....
Neuromancer, by William Gibson
After 3 attempts, I finally slogged my way through this book. It was OK at first but ultimately lost me; the characters and story were so boring that I found it impossible to pay enough attention to follow what was going on. Gibson may have had some groundbreaking ideas but as a novel I’d call Neuromancer a dismal failure. Obviously a lot of people throughout the years would disagree...
Ghost Story, by Jim Butcher
Reviews of books this far into a series are largely pointless; either you are hooked on The Dresden Files and will read this one, or you’re not and have no use for a review of book 13 in a series. But I won’t let that stop me from writing my thoughts. After the dark storm that was Changes, Jim Butcher seems to have had a lot of fun making up all kinds of crazy new things in Ghost...