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Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris 1) by Jim C. Hines
The plot is really amazing. Using books to make magic and Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, as the one person who started it all. A live firespider and a sexy dryad coming alive but brought forward from books.The use of Excalibur, tardis and whatever...
As much as I would like these powers I can't but feeling let down by the writing style. Shallow and repetitive without any drive or finesse at all. After reading one third of the story I started to skim as I wanted to know the completion of this first installment of 'ex libris'. But it was so tedious I am not going to invest in the next books of the series.
A big disappointment.
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
4.0 out of 5 stars I like Kvothe, 19 Mar 2014
Yes I like Kvothe, even though I find him tedious sometimes. Tedious in the same way reading the sequel to The Name of the Wind was. Seconds are tricky, and unfortunately the second part in a triology is often the weakest. Having devoured a promising first in a couple of days this second course took quite some time to go through. But it was well worth it. This is a heavy book but after reading it I know Kvothe better. I know him through details that another, less precise author might have chosen to omit out of fear to bore his reader. I like the way Kvothes strengths and weaknesses unfold and the fact that at seventeen a boy does not always think as a hero, or even act as a hero. Forming… Read more
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
5.0 out of 5 stars A quirky British bird, 4 July 2013
I love Luella Bartley's book on 'British birds' and I consider Grace Coddington one of the greatest exponents for this rather special kind of species. Her memoirs are written in a chatty style. Reading it is like overhearing a really interesting talk by the next table at a nice café. Grace Coddington is a decent person, but with a tongue-in-cheek wittiness and quite acerbic reflections on the fashion world and the strange people inhabiting it. Even if her life has been filled with ups and downs and many sad moments Grace Coddington comes through as a sturdy British land girl (albeit very romantic), both feet happily planted deep in whatever piece of earth she decides to stand in, as… Read more