BOOK REVIEW !! The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) , by Patrick Rothfus

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I read The Name of the Wind way back in 2010, back then I didn’t have a blog and the initial review I did on Goodreads was less of a review and more of a monologue . So with a blog now in place and less reading being done by me lately there’s no better time than this to review this epic fantasy masterpiece .

Book Quotes:

“You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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UPDATE!

Just wanted to let people know If they were wondering about my lack of post or interaction on the Blogosphere .

I have been really busy with work and studies (yes I’m still studying despite being a Doctor , since I’m still not a post graduate and ME WANT!) and to add to that I’ve also been diagnosed to have migraine , for those who don’t know about it ,it means I have like intense headaches once-three times a week and sometimes these headaches make me vomit and sometimes strong light or sound makes it worse.

Basically I am unable to find much of a reading time . So much so that I have been limited to reading only on Sundays , it’s presently me reading 100 or so pages on a single day in the week . I’m still managing to read some comics , but that’s easy since it takes around 15-20 minute for me to read a comic .

This lack of reading time and spare time in general has made keeping up with blogging or doing much of anything apart from working and studying really hard for me . Initially I did have plans to post reviews for books I hadn’t posted before or for Graphic novels and comics but again there simply isn’t much time to spare. Bottomline I don’t expect many post from myself in the coming months and while I’ll still be glancing around in the blog-verse and reading a few blog posts here and there , I don’t expect myself to be as active as before .So forgive me for the lack of activity and hope to see your lovely posts and hopefully things will get better for myself

COMIC BOOK REVIEW !! FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN , BY PETER J. TOMASI

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Written as the final story work of the New 52 run , this is a must read for the introduction into what was later the DC universe rebirth

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BOOK REVIEW!! Dark Matter , by Blake Crouch .

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I have a rule to always try a different genre book right after having read a fantasy book , So soon after finishing The Dark Tower , I got my hands on this book and having heard so many good things about this book , I was truly drowned in the tides of hype of this book and started reading this with a lot of anticipation and a bit of doubt …

Book Quotes:

“Until everything topples, we have no idea what we actually have, how precariously and perfectly it all hangs together.”
Blake Crouch, Dark Matter

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SHORT STORY REVIEW !! Restoration of Faith (Dresden Files origin short story) , by Jim Butcher

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So it’s the first short story that Jim Butcher wrote in the Dresden Files saga , this was the story that Jim wrote to prove to his teacher that her suggestion about Jim writing a Modern Fantasy was a stupid idea , fortunately for him , She approved this story for a book series and now Dresden Files is one of the finest Modern Fantasy out there.

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Book Review – The Dark Tower (Dark Tower series , book #7 ) : by Stephen King

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If you have read my past reviews of the series you will find that my views on the series have taken a lot of turns from being dismayed by how bad it was in the first book of the series to becoming a storytelling masterpiece in the next 3 books and then just taking a nose dive into the dull story garbage graveyard . Going into this book , I was very much dreading what might be in store for me , I ‘m glad to say however I have come out of this reasonably happy.

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Comic Book Review – Dresden Files : Welcome to the Jungle, by Jim Butcher

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Well safe to say that my resolution of delivering one review each week has failed, mostly because Life has gotten in the way and I have been kept away from my books for a long spell . That said I have read a lot of graphic novels in the past and I have thought of reviewing those graphic novels until I manage to finish my present read . So if you were not looking for Graphic novel reviews , I’m sorry for you

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BOOK REVIEW! Song of Sussanah (The Dark Tower book #6) , by Stephen King

c60d54cc-7154-4359-ab9f-0ef22deb6240The Dark Tower books have so far been quite an experience , starting off as an incomprehensive snooze-fest in the first book , it caught pace and become a stunning piece of fiction in the next two books, but the 2 books that followed The wastelands were really really dull and felt like a filler episode in the adventure towards the mystical tower. But I have a policy , I never quit reading , even if a book is bad and so here I am with the penultimate book of the Dark Tower series.

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BOOK REVIEW: Wolves of Calla (Dark Tower #5 ) , by Stephen King

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Stephen King is a world renowned name , even If you haven’t read his work , you must have seen his movies , or even if you haven’t done that you have at least heard of his name*. Compared to what he has achieved I’m absolutely insignificant in this planet and here I’m ready to write a blog that’s gonna tell you how much of a snooze-fest and overrated this book of his was.

*and if even that hasn’t happened to you , well come back to civilization man , stop hiding under that rock of yours .

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW !! THE FLASH – LIGHTENING STRIKE TWICE

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It’s been a busy week for me and I haven’t been reading much , in fact it’s taken me 10 days to reach 190 pages of my present read , Hence instead of doing a book review this week , I’ll be doing a comic book review .

The Lightening Strike Twice was the first story arc post rebirth for the flash and just like the countless other DC Rebirth Titles , It managed to deliver a fantastic story while reconnecting to the core of the Flash as a character .

What I Liked

The plot of the lightening strike twice, is on the surface a very stereotypical story , but deep down it questions what makes Barry Allen so special , it shows what Barry can do and what would happen if Barry decided to someday misuse his powers . Meanwhile the introduction of the new Wally West and Meena as a speedster did create some charming moments for the story . The excess of speedsters made you question why Flash is so special and why Barry Allen as a Flash makes for a much better fit than any other person with the power of flash.Flash acting as a mentor for countless speedsters and in the end a hint of a deeper mystery made the story relatable to the old days of Flash.Meanwhile Godspeed turned out to be a very cool villain , with another speedster with twisted morals and goals as his key character trait .

What I Didn’t Like

The plot although has it’s own merits , it was kind of stereotypical and kind of reminded me of the Static Shock cartoon show on Cartoon network growing up . Although that itself is not much of a problem , I found myself very annoyed by the presence of countless Speedsters . The big villain reveal for Godspeed also wasn’t a lot surprising and very predictable and than the final battle itself kind of felt underwhelming. I was also not a big fan of the artwork , At some panels the art looked really really good but for most times it simply looked a bit awkward .The good panels often involved Flash in the middle of a action sequence so I don’t mind it that much