Friday, November 15, 2013


I started reading S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst last night and can't wait to really get into it, though I fear it will be a rather cumbersome experience, going back and forth between the actual novel itself and the margin notes by the two "readers".

If you don't know anything about S., I can tell you don't expect your "normal" reading experience. The core "book" is called THE SHIP OF THESEUS by a mysterious writer by the name of V.M. Straka. However, in the margins of the novel are notes by two people who are researching the writer and the mysteries surrounding the story.

That's all I really know so far. At this time Chapters is selling the hardback for $25 and damn, that is a hell of a deal in my opinion for the product you get. There are at least 20 inserts and it comes in a nice little slipcase. The book itself will remind you of a dusty old library book from the 40's and 50's (which THE SHIP OF THESEUS is dated at). It really is a beautiful thing.

Expect a review sometime in the next little while.

BZRK by Michael Grant is going to be one I read very very soon, especially after reading and loving the shit out of GONE (see my opinion of that book below).

Where as the covers to his GONE series are a bit on the lame side, this one is exceptionally catchy. The first time I saw it on the stand at the bookstore I picked it up and read the sleeve to know what it was all about.

Nanotech, mad scientists and a war for humanity…sounds pretty MATRIX-y and quite bitching.

I can't wait to get into this one. Check out the trailer below.

Obviously this is the sequel to the Grant book above, and saying I want to read it when I haven't read the first book is a bit presumptuous. However, based on the complete and utter enjoyment of GONE, I figure I'll probably love BZRK and need the sequel.

Sue me.

I like the title of this one, BZRK RELOADED sounds, again, very MATRIX-y and I dig that (if you haven't guessed THE MATRIX trilogy is one of my all time favourite movie trilogies you now know).

Not going to look up what this one is about because it might be spoiler-y. But I do dig that cover and can't wait to see what the BZRK world is all about!

So this is from James Dashner of THE MAZE RUNNERseries of books fame. If you have spent any time inside a bookstore over the last few years then you are familiar with the MAZE books. They are supposed to be quite thrilling (and soon to be made into a major motion picture if I'm not mistaken).

THE EYE OF MINDS is the beginning of a new series called THE MORTALITY DOCTRINE. Dashner fans have been raving about it on Amazon. It's about a virtual reality video game and should appeal to gamers. It has even garnered some mild comparisons to one of my all-time favourite books, READY PLAYER ONE.

I will be reading this one and the MAZE series to boot!

The one below is the sequel to HOUSE OF SECRETS, a book I liked for the most part. I will definitely check out its follow up. Columbus is one of my all time favourite movie directors so the choice to buy this book really is an easy one to make!

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