A very poetic, yet dystopian tale of a future where water is worth killing for.
The first book in a series set in a world that could have been. A steampunk setting with a paranormal twist where vampires, witches, and other characters roam the streets of London and Paris.
The story revolves around a teenage boy named Ethan, whose father is a reclusive inventor. When Ethan’s father goes missing, he finds out that his father has kept a few secrets from him. On a quest to find his missing father, he also discovers that he has paranormal powers.
The narrative is pretty good, but the language comes through as rather blunt.
I have not seen the movie yet, but if the film is anything like this sci-fi adventure comic then I’m in for a treat! One of the best comics I’ve read to date in this genre.
N.B. I read the Swedish edition of the complete adventures which contains three stories, whereas the American edition only has two.
The last book in the Predator Cities series is a good as the last three books in this quadrilogy. The end is a bit disappointing for those who seek conclusions.
The first book in the series offers an action-packed adventure to the young adult reader. Riordan is a master in the art of grabbing the reader’s attention from page one, and this book is no exception.
The third book in this series introduces Tom’s and Hester’s daughter. Their new peaceful (static) life is interrupted by ghosts of the past. Another great novel by Reeve, who finds new, exciting angles to the story.
Such a great book by Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk. He shares the story behind his book Museum of innocence, a book that gradually turned into a quest for material objects to accompany the protagonists of the novel.
The actual museum exists in physical form in Istanbul, Turkey. This book is not only a nostalgic tribute to Pamuk’s upbringing in Istanbul, it is also a tale about the narrative possibilities of material objects. You will get the most out of this (nonfiction) book if you read the novel first, but anyone with an interest in the phenomena of collecting will be rewarded.
Morbid? No, not at all, just beautiful! This lavishly illustrated book presents 17 collectors of curiosities and oddities. The common theme seems to be death in all its forms. Each collector gets a brief presentation and their collections are presented in detail with astonishing photos.
The second book in the Hungry City Chronicles is almost as good as the first novel. The setting is the cold, Arctic snow plains of the North, where the moving cities hunt each other. An explorer comes along, telling tales of a Green America. Could the stories about a green continent really be true?
A great steampunkish science fiction novel. This is the first book in a quadrilogy, and it is offers a very good start. I look forward to watching the upcoming movie based on this book. The movie is due for 2018.