Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

I didn't know much about these books, but my sister recommended (and offered the loan for free) this series and when I saw that it was sort of a post-apocalyptic theme, well I jumped at it.

I really enjoyed the first book, it was a fun, easy read with a great premise.  The second book was good as well, not as good as the first but still very entertaining.  The third book I didn't love, but it did tie everything up neatly and really to have read three books in as many days?  Can't complain about wasted time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan

My second ebook, this time borrowed from my public library using the OverDrive software they provide, which allows you to retrieve Kindle books.  This was a great book and really solidified the Kindle as a legitimate book alternative.  I still prefer a book in print, but this is a pretty good compromise and I can see the writing on the wall.  This is the way the printed word is heading.

Anyway, back to the book.  Horror/monster books are not my favorite genre, but if you've heard anything about this book you know that this book really spans several genres, mostly a thriller.  I hated putting this one down and wanted to hear more from the narrator.  That's the sign of a good book.

Dead In The West, by Joe R Lansdale

This is a book I had been wanting to read in comic (I mean graphic novel) form for quite some time.  But at 99 cents as an eBook on Amazon which I could read on my iPhone's Kindle app, I decided to at least read the novel.  I like Lansdale's books in general and this was no exception.  Lots of noble men with flaws, herioc acts, true love, and dark humor.  Of course just about everyone dies at the end (first zombified, then dead-dead), but still it was a good read.

Took me a long time to get through it though.  Kindle app is great, but reading a novel on the tiny iPhone screen is miserable.  A few weeks back I bought a real Kindle though, the fire, as I wanted a bigger screen for Netflix, Amazon video, and eBooks.  The $200 price tage was cheap enough to make me get it, even if it wasn't perfect.  No complaints here, $200 well spent.