Weekend Comic Book / Graphic Novel Review – The Killing Joke

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well I sure did miss out on doing this last week just prior to the release of the movie but I was busy and later I forgot about the whole thing and then I was confused whether or not I should post it now .. but finally I said fuck it , lets do this Continue reading Weekend Comic Book / Graphic Novel Review – The Killing Joke

The Cruelly Epic Journey – Memories of Ice – Book Review (Malazan Book of Fallen #4)

wiagb4How do you define a good book?

Is it the beautiful literature ? Is it based on how much a book can push your imagination? Is it the characters ? or is it the plot …

…that’s a question that has truly a diverse range of answers and every reader has his own criteria and what about me? Well for me a good book is the book that induces emotions from me , emotions such as joy , an adrenaline pumped excitement , sorrow , or maybe even intentional Hatred for a character or two . But Memories of Ice is a book that not only makes me recognize it as a good book but also makes me guarantee no matter what spectrum of choices you pick to judge a book ,it can easily be found and fulfilled in this book .

“We humans do not understand compassion. In each moment of our lives, we betray it. Aye, we know of its worth, yet in knowing we then attach to it a value, we guard the giving of it, believing it must be earned, T’lan Imass. Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the wold. It must be given freely. In abundance.”

Continue reading The Cruelly Epic Journey – Memories of Ice – Book Review (Malazan Book of Fallen #4)

Top 5 Wednesday #1 – 27th August 2016

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This is my Debut for the meme created on Goodreads , the link to whom you can find by clicking on the image above or right about here

The Rules for the Meme are as follows :

1. T5W is open for ANY type of book reviewer (youtube, blogs, instagram, tumblr, etc.)

2. The official hashtag for Top 5 Wednesday is: #T5W, but other alternates is definitely fine.

3. When uploading your video/updating your blog etc, if you can, it would be super helpful if you linked this Goodread’s group. That way potential T5W-ers will be able to find the group easily if they are interested in joining!

4. It is OK to skip a week if you can’t think of any or don’t like the topic. I always get questions about people not knowing what to do because a topic is difficult. Just skip it and join in the following week 🙂

5. Speaking of topics, and while I really don’t have control over this, but really try not to twist the topic to your own liking. I just say this because in the past I’ve seen some topics changed to the poster’s liking only to see that “twisted” topic end up being a topic in the following months. I’m just looking out for you all!

6. Topics for the following month are posted the last Wednesday of the current month.

The Topic for this weeks T5W is – July 27th: Most Unlikable Characters
— NOT VILLAINS! These are protagonists or side characters that are unlikable! (These should lean more towards characters who aren’t intentionally unlikeable. Not villains, or mean girl/guys, etc.)

MY T5W : in no particular order these are my 5 most unlikable characters

  • Abercrombie_BladeItself-TP1Jezal dan Luthar : Jezal Dan Luthat a supposed Protagonist from the First Law Series was a young and Wealthy Nobleman from Union who has optained a high rank and reputation amongst the citizens of Union all thanks to being Wealthy and of Noble heritage . Jezal is a shallow , Naive and Self-centered man and gains instant dislike however as the story of the First law trilogy proceeds his characters develops and in the end garners a lot of pity and sympathy , That Said he remains one of my most hated character who is full of arrogance and selfishness and in the end comes across as nothing other than a mere coward

 

  • deadhouseFelisin Paran : A citizen of Malazan , Felisin was a noble born girl and started as a sweet soul, She was rich , naive , prettier than most and too soft for the world of Malazan book of fallen . Felisin was later jailed by the Empress of Malazan which led her to make some decisions which will take every thing that was good natured of her and made her into a sour and miserable person . Granted the reasons for her change in behaviour were justified but Felisin’s fall from Grace made her one of the most unbearable characters to read with her constant bickering and venomous thoughts towards people who had nothing but her good in their mind . I still have to read the complete series of Malazan books so who knows maybe there’s redemption in store for her.

 

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     Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) i Can’t even start to begin my hatred for this series as a whole and then there’s the main protagonist Eragon , Derived from Plagiarism from Lord of the ring . Eragon was the first Dragon rider of the world of inheritance Cycle and managed to accidentally accomplish a few feats through no talent of his own which led to people actually calling him a hero , meanwhile all our so called Hero does in the whole series is have psychic conversation with his dragon and trying to hit on the elven lady . Eragon simply comes across Lame

 

  • 22557272Anna Watson – There are a lot of contenders in this book to be hated , and i could genuinely say that there’s atleast a couple of characters that i hate more than Anna Watson and yet because i don’t want to go into Spoiler territory i pick Anna , A Beautiful , Successful , Independant girl , who knowingly wrecked the house of a married couple and later instead of any guilt or empathy for the women whose life she ruined the only emotion Anna develops is one of hatred , disgust and Mockery . It just felt horrible to read about such a person and more so because these type of people actually exist in the real world

 

 

  • 10664113Ramsay Snow – The Final Selection comes from George R.R. Martin’s fantasy Masterpiece (The only book in this article that I haven’t yet reviewed on the blog). With the brilliant and highly popular series most people are well aware of who and What Ramsay Bolton was starting out as the bastard born son of Roose Bolton the Man was only looking for recognition from the world and most importantly from his father Ramsay was pure evil with his action not being a reaction of any past misgivings but being called a bastard . Ramsay’s Fate is now a well known event for many thanks to the TV show and I must admit I was sad because no matter how good it felt to watch his fate unfold on TV it would have been way more entertaining to have read it in the words of George R R Martin’s elusive 6th book

 

Teaser Tuesday – 26th July 2016

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Choice:

For this weeks Teaser I have picked up A Perilous Question by Barry Finlay.

now without further delay

Teaser:

61ywi8mz-slThe first four sheets bore similar information, but the photos were wrong. The height or weight recorded was also slightly different than the dead girl’s. Notes had been made on each entry that the person had a limp. Baker reached the last one and froze in disbelief. The face of the dead girl leaped off the page. He was sure it was the same girl – at least, there was a striking similarity between the victim now lying in the morgue and the girl staring back at him from the page. The image had been cropped from a larger photo. Baker read the description twice, absorbing the information.

 

-A Perilous Question (Kindle Locations 1944-1948).

 

Sadly I haven’t started reading this book yet because I am still enjoying Memories of Ice and I know I have been reading this book for weeks, or maybe months, now but what can I say I have never set myself a time limit and frankly I know for sure I never will , and when I am burdened with work and study for my post graduation the reading does get slow sometimes

That said I was kindly provided with a free copy of A Perilous question by the author himself on twitter courtesy of the wonderful people at @booktasters and I expect to start the book sometime around this week and will follow it up later with a review . Meanwhile while recieving this book there were 6 reviews on amazon all positive with 4 people going with 5 stars and 2 with 4 stars so really hyped up for this

 

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Deadhouse Gates – Malazan Book of Fallen #2 – Review

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The Second Book of the much acclaimed Malazan book of Fallen by Steve Lundin aka Steve Erikson brings back the sense of darkness and helplessness while creating more myths and expanding his universe and all in all creates a triumphant sequel one that is surely a must-read for every fantasy reader / author .

“Children are dying.”
Lull nodded. “That’s a succinct summary of humankind, I’d say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words.”

Continue reading Deadhouse Gates – Malazan Book of Fallen #2 – Review

Teaser Tuesday – 19th July 2016

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My Choice This Week:

Ok so sadly this week i’ll bend the rules of Teaser Tuesday for myself a little , I have been busy with work and preparation for my Post Graduation degree and that has resulted in me getting less time to read and finish the book that I am presently reading , add to that the fact that what I am reading right now is a Malazan book of Fallen , which demands your complete and undivided attention and even that is sometimes not enough to prevent you from going back a few pages and re-read a few lines .

All this has culminated in me being very slow with my current reading progress , hence instead of re-teasing Memories of Ice like last week , I am going to turn to an older book that I had read and have enjoyed in the past – Storm Front , Book 1 of The Dresden Files , The review of the book can be found here

 

My Selected Teaser :

I don’t want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower.jim-butcher-storm-front I’d rather make a place where things are a little quieter. Where trolls stay the hell under their bridges and where elves don’t come swooping out to snatch children from their cradles. Where vampires respect the limits, and where the faeries mind their p’s and q’s. My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I’m in the book.

– page progress : 99.5% , Kindle Edition

 

 

Book Detail:

as before mentioned and linked you can find my review on Storm Front and 2 other books of The Dresden Files Series on this blog , Dresden Files is a ongoing series of Book that belongs to the Modern Fantasy , Action and Mystery Genre where Author Jim Butcher has created a magnificent world of Magic which works on the basis of Physics , there are plenty of flaws and the starting few books can be hard to tolerate for some but it is a fun page turner series and one of my personal favourite .

Heads Up !

Gonna try something from Friday – Comics review !

 

Now I read a lot of comics but I don’t read every comics every week , so starting this week I’ll try and do comics reviews on Fridays / weekends* . Since I don’t have all that time to spare I’ll be doing a review of either the best comic(s) I read this week or one good comics I had read in the past

*still haven’t decided on the day I’ll do it really

I am set to do this after suggestion from one of my good friends who spares enough time to read my blog each week , and another Book worm friend from Goodreads and real life .

This is of course kind of a trial run with no certainty that I’ll make it a weekly thing for Future , but I guess it’ll be fun so Look forward to it !

Teaser Tuesday 12th July 2016

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Choice this week:

This is the first time I am doing a Teaser Tuesday after being inspired for the idea from The Tattooed book Geek aka Drew. So if I am doing anything wrong do point that out please .

My Teaser originates from the Fantasy Genius Steven Erikson’s Malazan Classic – Memories of Ice

 

My Selected Teaser :

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WhiskeyJack saw Caladan Bood, Hammer hanging down from his hands, motionless…and standing before the warlord,, on an island of his own , was Kruppe . Brushing dust from his clothes. The crack that had been born where the hammer had struck the earth , parted neatly around the short, Fat Daru, joining again just behind him.

Whiskeyjack struggled to hold back a laugh , knowing how desperate, how jarring it would sound . So we, have seen Brood’s fury. And Kruppe , That preposterous little man,, has stood it down, if Proof was ever needed that the Daru was not as he appeared to be .. He Then frowned . A Demonstration indeed – directed towards whom, I wonder?

– page 600 , paperback edition