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Futility Closet: An Idler's Miscellany of Compendious Amusements
Futility Closet: An Idler's Miscellany of Compendious Amusements
von Greg Ross
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Preis: EUR 11,56

4.0 von 5 Sternen Great book, great blog, 7. Januar 2014
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I have been reading the homonymous blog of Greg Ross for many years now. It has a great style and a sense of humour that seems to be well aligned with mine. The book is a best of best selection of the blog entries, and it was realy a pleasurable experience to read it.


The Dark Side Of The Sun
The Dark Side Of The Sun
Preis: EUR 6,27

2.0 von 5 Sternen What was this about, again?, 3. Dezember 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Dark Side Of The Sun (Kindle Edition)
I had to go to summaries of this book just to remind myself: what the heck was it all about? Unmemorable characters, uninspired action, all in all -- a rather tiresome experience.


Foundation (History of England)
Foundation (History of England)
Preis: EUR 2,68

4.0 von 5 Sternen Fascinating, 6. Juni 2013
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I have not finished yet this book, but already it is one of the most fascinating pieces of factual literature I have read in the past few months. Maybe it is more interesting for a non-native speaker, but I think that in general it gave me a much more diverse and interesting perspective on the early history of England.


Earth Unaware: 1 (The First Formic War)
Earth Unaware: 1 (The First Formic War)
Preis: EUR 5,80

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2.0 von 5 Sternen By far, the worst book by OSC I've read, 6. Juni 2013
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Don't get me wrong: once I started reading it, I couldn't stop, Orson Scott Card has that gift. But it was painful. This was worse than Christmas in Battle School (or however that awful story was called). This was below the average sf B-movie. The space is cold, cold cold. Except that it isn't really, my dear Card (since vacuum is a good isolator). Mysterious interferences prevent communication with lasers. Gravity laser can be applied to metallic rock, but not to metallic objects. Travel times don't add up. Nothing adds up, actually, the explanations given (if there are any) are stupid and ad hoc.

But I can go along with that, as long as there is a cool idea and the characters have personalities (personality goes a long way). Unfortunately, that is not the case. The characters are boring to the extreme. There are no memorable lines. There is no memorable scene. There is no idea in that book, actually -- there is no proper plot, just a sequence of events; don't expect any kind of point, any kind of complexity, any kind of ending. The editor came and OSC said: "but I'm not ready yet!" to which the editor replied: "doesn't matter, we take it as it is; you will finish it all in your next book". To which OSC replied "fine by me, when will I get my cheque?"

So why am I giving two stars? Because you should ignore all reviews with one star or less as well as the reviews with five stars. This is just common sense. However, you really should read mine.


Pirate Sun: Book Three of Virga
Pirate Sun: Book Three of Virga
Preis: EUR 11,15

2.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting world, poor story, 23. Januar 2013
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The first book in the series hooked me for real. I love the world of Karl Schroeder. The second book was less interesting, but I still gave the third one a chance. Since the second book focused on the story of Venera Fanning after the final of "Sun of suns", "Pirate sun" tells the story of Chaison Fanning.

Well, the world remains ingenious, but the story is poorly thought through, to the extent that it does not make any sense at some moments (female with an outlandish, Manga-style anatomy is an inconspicous spy, seriously?). Finally, there are no pirates or pirate suns, at least not throughout the main part of the story.


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