Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet #1) by Orson Scott Card
I've been meaning to read this because it's generally considered one of the classics (or at least very popular) in science fiction world. And well, I have to say I'm impressed and not impressed in equal measure.
The novel starts out great. I was sucked in, I wanted to know more about the genius family and this society which seeks children as young as five years old to fight in their military. I was even intrigued about this “school” which trains children to be soldiers, but then, the author spends a lot of time on describing the training battles. Which is fine, but he describes it in such a way I could never picture it in my head. He spent so much time talking about how they fight in zero gravity but I never could imagine it (north is south or was it east, what were the "stars" and what did they hook on too???). So all the battle scenes at the school I found rather boring, but everything else was great, I mean really great.
Basically I enjoyed the book minus the battle scenes and I am a bit curious where this story is going.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Towards the end of August I went on vacation in Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain. I have to admit Barcelona was very nice (even though I had some slight problems), but the island of Ibiza was just perfect, simply perfect. Walking the streets of Barcelona you will find many colorful door ways. Here are a couple:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Posted by Camille at 8:18 AM Labels: Book Review, Star Trek, Star Trek Novels
Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation #18) by Peter David
"Is it necessary to turn the Enterprise into a catering hall?" - Worf
The Enterprise is hosting a wedding for a young couple from conflicting families (think Romeo/Juliet, but not). Worf is upset because he doesn't like visitors and of course everyone is up to no good (80% of the time he's right). Riker is depressed because he realizes he doesn't have love in his life. Picard is upset because Lwaxana Troi is a guest and attempts to avoid her romantic overtures. Deanna is upset because her mother is in mourning and telling everyone she is dead. Lwaxana is upset (and horny as usual) because her daughter will never marry. And then Q arrives... and as usual all hell breaks loose.
Peter David, one of my favorite TNG authors did a good job keeping me reading, but that's because he's a good writer, but the plot of this novel was rather weak. But that's okay, just consider this like one of those kooky TNG episodes where you know they only wrote it to give screen time to certain individuals (spoiler alert - Q and Lwaxana).