Book Reviews

Books that have been read and our thoughts on them. Could be anything from sci-fi to fantasy to contemporary crime. We read everything!

Blog: The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,
Blog: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

There’s a reason Robert Heinlein is considered a master of science-fiction. And this book is a perfect example as to why. It’s been decades since it was first published but its setting, politics, and humanity remain relevant today.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: The Orphan Master’s Son

I’ll give it away right now. The Orphan Master’s Son deserves the Pulitzer it earned because it’s one of the most entertaining, funny, dark, and depressing books I’ve read in a long time, providing an inside look into the enigma that is North Korea.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 4, 2013 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Guilt

Following the same template as the other books in the Alex Delaware series, Jonathan Kellerman adds a solid new entry to his series. But, after almost thirty years with the same characters, it begs the question of age. As in, how old is Alex Delaware?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 6, 2013 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Crucible Of Gold

Naomi Novik’s new entry into the Temeraire series has finally come out. And you’ll love it if you dig on pretzel sentences and lackluster plots.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 24, 2012 Tags: , ,