How 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)
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 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 :
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
I have been trying to dodge writing an review about this book for a while because this is as per me one of the best works in fantasy to the date* and yet many people are literally scared of reading this book and many don’t even finish the first 100 pages and quit and call this one of the most over hyped book ever . If you listen to what I say , than I say that’s certainly not the case .
Ambition is not a dirty word. Piss on compromise. Go for the throat
*and I say this despite not having finished the whole series at the day of writing this post
Continue reading An Epic tale of Genius – Gardens of Moons Review (The Malazan Book of Fallen #1)
It’s a hard thing to be a writer and it’s harder to be a fantasy novel write but you know what is the hardest? it’s being a
good Great Fantasy writer and don’t let anyone tell you different because Joe Abercombie is a Fucking Genius and The First Law Trilogy a Masterpiece in the genre .
I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them
Continue reading The last Argument of Kings – Book Review (The First Law Trilogy , Book 3)
so After the 2006 Success of The Blade Itself The First Law trilogy was well and truly on its way to a popular succession and so after a mere gap of 1 year came the 2nd installment in the Trilogy – Before They were Hanged , With fans waiting in anticipation to find out just how did their favourite characters fare in the next installment and with high hopes of fans and critics alike resting on the book which was following suit of probably one of the most successful Dark Character driven Fantasy book of it’s time . Many Authors in the past and present have crumpled under such anticipations and expectations , countless other Authors have managed tame follow ups but Joe Abercombie is not Just any Author .
Those with the least always lose the most in war
Continue reading Before they were Hanged – Review (First Law Trilogy #2)
Published in 2006 , The Blade Itself was the first book in The First Law Trilogy written by now well renowned British Author Joe Abercombie . The idea behind the book by Joe was to make a book that would single handedly redefine the Fantasy Genre , I don’t know how much success he achieved with that idea for as far as the series is concerned the book was a masterpiece* .
Continue reading Fantasy Masterpiece? – The Blade Itself Review