Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

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Doctor Controversy’s CBR4 Review #3: “Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson

I’ve seen the enemy…and it’s shiny.

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Doctor Controversy’s CBR4 Review #4: “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell

File this one under “Read Before You See the Movie”.  A brilliant, vibrant trip through time and humanity.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 18: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

I finished this book months ago, and I think the passage of time has led me to review it a little more kindly than I initially would have, as I can see some of the themes that unify the series. I did not really love the first book, but this one was a bit better overall and is certainly a good second novel in what will presumably be a trilogy.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 16: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

This is another book that I read months ago, and I am truthfully still uncertain about how I really felt about this book. It had some lovely moments, and some unlikeable characters, and kind of derails childhood dreams about the Potter version of magical education.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 15: The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Volumes 1-3

So, I finished these back in April, and have had one sentence written until I just reviewed in a rush this morning. I have about ten reviews waiting to be written. I feel the shame, particularly because I love this series and wish I could have written a much more eloquent review, months ago. Ah well.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 14: Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Volumes 1-5

Well, I can appreciate the genius, but it isn’t a series I would likely revisit.

llp’s # CBR IV Review 13: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


While the pop culture references are fun, and the characters are kind of interesting, the story itself was predictable. A quest is a quest, whether it is in an 80s video game or a best selling novel.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 12: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

 

I finished this book several months ago, and am regretfully so far behind in my reviews… Mockingjay was great, an excellent end to a very satisfying trilogy.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 11: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

 

Again, this series has been reviewed to death, but it is just so, so good.

Doctor Controversy’s CBR4 Review #2 “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green

John Green takes Nicholas Sparks’ playbook, makes a few changes, and turns out a beautifully funny, yet beautifully sad, work of fiction.

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