Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Book Review: The Red Prince by Stephen Lucas Lacroix

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the red prince front cover ebookTitle: The Red Prince
Subtitle: The First Song
Series no. 01
Publisher: Stephen Lucas Lacroix
Published date:
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Epic Fantasy
Language: English

For readers who like adventure fantasy, this book is a must try. The Red Prince is more of epic fantasy comparable to the genre of Lord of the Rings and A Game of Thrones. And you know what, I gave up reading the first few pages of those legendary books LOTR and GoT. I'm not saying they're not good. It's just that, their style of writing is out of my taste. They're tiring to read. I highly respect George R. R. Martin and J. R. R. Tolkien, I know their books are really good based from many user reviews, It's just that, I just can't, reading their books is not really me. Okay, I admit, I'm lazy to read their books and that's why I just opted to watch the film and TV versions which I really like. Perhaps I must try reading them again in the future.

If I gave up reading GoT and LOTR so where I'm going here for the Red Prince? I almost turn down the author but as I've read the first chapter of the book, I'm hooked. It's not as hard as GoT or LOTR read, The Red Prince is actually relaxing to read. The choice of words is good and I also like the character development of the champions from the various Kingdom of Unibeltrasia.

I like the twist of events although the story is quite predictable, I truly enjoyed the plot through the end. Actually, the ending made me anticipate the next book more. I expect the next book to be more promising and more answers should be revealed in the sequel.

If they can fully publish an actual book, I suggest to the author to add a map in the opening page or end page, add a sort of glossary and also make the front cover design more catchy. A little illustration per chapter would be great too!

I'm rating this book: 3.8 / 5.0

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Book Review: Wind / Pinball by Haruki Murakami | Two Novels: #01 Hear the Wind Sing and #02 Pinball, 1973

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wind pinball by haruki murakami front coverTitle: Wind Pinball, Two Novels
ISBN: 9781846558351
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Published date:
Language: English
Genre: Fiction, Japanese Literature, Magical Realism

This book has been stocked on my bookshelf for so long. I've finished the book just this month. According to my research, this book was Haruki Murakami's first novel originally published way back the year 1979, I'm talking about Hear the Wind Sing. Basically, this English re-publication contains his first book "Hear the Wind Sing" and the sequel "Pinball, 1973". Both books are part of a trilogy, the third installment is titled "A Wild Sheep Chase". The fourth book he wrote titled "Dance, Dance, Dance" mentioned 'the Rat' but was not considered part of the trilogy.

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