Saturday, July 27, 2013

Zeitoun

ZeitounZeitoun by Dave Eggers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Abdulrahman Zeitoun stayed behind when he should have left. His wife and children fled New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina was barreling toward the city, while he stayed to watch over their properties and belongings.

The book documents the state of the city after the flooding and the erroneous arrest and jailing of Zeitoun for looting. He was arrested while he was in his own home and then transported to "Camp Greyhound" a temporary prison erected at the New Orleans Greyhound Station. He was transferred to another facility and held for 23 days without standing trial.

It's disappointing how FEMA handled this disaster. This book doesn't detail FEMA’s entire story, but sheds enough light from this one instance to make you sick to your stomach. It makes me want to know who was responsible and if they were held accountable.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book two in the epic Wheel of Time series didn't let me down, though it had a few slower parts I could have done without. I can see why this series is so popular: it's good.

I'll keep on trucking and get to book three soon enough.



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Friday, July 19, 2013

Furies of Calderon

Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading the first book in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, I decided to pick up the this book, the first book in the Codex Alera series. I was happy to read this and I'm pretty sure that I'll like the rest of the series. I have a feeling a lot of things are going to be reveled and most things are not as they seem. I'll get there at some point to find out.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

New Spring

New Spring (Wheel of Time, #0)New Spring by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this Wheel of Time prequel quickly to get a little backstory about two of the characters first introduced in The Eye of the World. It read fast since it was only a little over 300 pages, pretty small compared to the other WoT books I've seen. I enjoyed it, and plan to read The Great Hunt soon.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

11/22/63

11/22/6311/22/63 by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time travel, boooo-weeeee-ooooooooohh.

In my opinion this is something that can be completely bungled, especially when it comes to flow and continuance. I can imagine the lines of the story turning into a big knot if things aren't done well. Luckily Stephen King wrote this and he seems to know what he's doing. King must have done an amazing amount of research for this, it really shows.

This was a fun and engaging read from the beginning to the end; this book goes on my list of one of King's better books.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Eye of the World

The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I devoured this book.

I'm happy that my local library has such a great selection. I had heard about this series for a long time and wanted to explore it from the beginning. I did no research on it, so I really didn't have a clue about what I was getting into. I'm glad I did it that way, so I had no preconceived notions. I will keep on reading the series; I'm going to grab the short prequel, New Spring, and the second in the series, The Great Hunt, as soon as they're returned to the library.

I've got plenty to keep my summer reading hunger satiated.

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