"The Companions" is basically the first book of a new serie called "The Sundering". But it's also "fits" in the timeline of the Drizzt saga. Personally i didn't really liked the book. I think is basically superfluous. All the events described in this book could have been a chapter in the next "proper" book. It's kind of hard to describe exactly why i didn't like it this without spoiling the storyline so...i won't try.
"Night of the Hunter" is the first book in a new serie called "The Companion Codex". Overall i would say the book is okeish. From my point of view Salvatore is retreading too much but if you don't mind that, the book should be a enjoyable read. As least the good ol' drow scheming is back in action :)
Been wanting to read these for a while. Jordan Mechner notes about creating Karateka and Prince of Persian.
Lighthearted, interesting read about a kid trying to break into the game industry ~30 years ago. Things were so different back then.
Favourite quote is " I dreamed about being chased by a subroutine".
Just for the record i just want to say i REALLY don't care about Apple. (so don't expect this minireview being written from the point of view of a Apple fanboy).
This book has been a very pleasant suprise. I think the author manage to perfectly capture and describe Steve Jobs as a person (which obviously any good biography should do). I particulary liked the depiction of the 70s with the start of the IT industry and the partnership between Jobs & Wozniak (which seems like a great guy) and the description of Jobs "relation" with Bill Gates (there's a faboulous quote in there "Bill was actually looking down on Steve because he couldn't actually program").
Such a great book. It’s worth a read even if you saw the movie. A book about a parent’s love for his child. The scare, minimalist writing style is also very interesting.
This post was long time coming. So i finally read all 5 published books for "A song of ice and fire". I manage to break my own "don't read a series until is published entirely" mantra because i obviously watched the show, read the first book (just to see how faithful the show is to the book) and then, lo and behold, i basically read them all :)
The series is very good. From my point of view the only "different" thing GRR Martin does (compared to other fantasy authors) is how he juggles with a huge cast of characters. Impressive. The biggest downside i'd say is the variable quality of the volumes (the first and third are top notch, the rest not so much).
So, as a conclusion, ASIOF is definitely worth a read.
It was ok. "A fine adventure" to quote the front cover but nothing really to write home about. This was the first trilogy i read entirely on a Windows Phone 7 device (using Freda which is basically the best ebook reader on the platform now). Reading on a WP7 phone was a ok experience but unfortunately not better than reading on my ancient HP pocket pc.