The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
I’m honestly not sure what to make of this one. I did enjoy it, always looking forward to diving back in and continuing the story. And yet, rarely was I enthralled by it. Too much time is spent dragging out events and side stories that seem to serve little purpose. Many chapters are dedicated to seemingly endless detail, only to provide some minor resolution that gives a small clue in...
Sacred, by Dennis Lehane
The 3rd book in the Kenzie & Gennaro series (and the book immediately preceding Gone, Baby, Gone) is not nearly as interesting or exciting as the book that came before it. Nothing much memorable here. Rating: 3 out of 5
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
A unique fantasy “memoir” that is far more story than action, at least for this, the first third of the trilogy. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s boring. It may be a bit longer than it really needs to be, but it held my attention quite well, regardless. And the writing is beautifully subtle and intricate, complex in a way that is still easy to read, which is quite a feat....
The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold
A very cerebral time-travel novel (or novella, by today’s standards), with a lot more brooding and theorizing than acting. Not my favorite in the genre, but one I’m glad to have read, for the experience of it. If only there was a bit less sex-with-himself in it. Rating: 3 out of 5
A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith
An exciting and suspenseful novel about two brothers who find a bag full of stolen money, and must go to increasingly dangerous lengths to keep the secret. Not much specific to say about the book other than I enjoyed it enough to recommend it. Rating: 4 out of 5