Book List

Book list as of June 2013

Ender's Game - by Orson Scott Card
Rating: 5 out of 5 Beehicles!

First up, Ender's Game! This book was super awesome. Take Hunger Games, or Battle Royal, and bring it to space and make it not about senseless killing in order to survive, but about super intelligent kids in battle school learning how to save the world. Now one of my all time favorite Sci-Fi books.
I'm also looking forward to the movie, although I doubt it will hold up to the novel (as we all know). I'm also currently reading Ender's Shadow, which I'll review on completion.

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The Windup Girl - 
by Pablo Bacigalupi
Rating: 3 out of 5 Beehicles - *pending completion*

Next we have The Windup Girl, a novel which reminded me of Cloud Atlas a bit, at least the future setting in Cloud Atlas. I think The Windup Girl worked better as a one story unit rather than the way Cloud Atlas jumped around so much. It is however a very wordy book, and does jump from character to character a bit.
It took about 100 pages in before it even started. I must admit that I've only gotten 182 pages into the 354 page book, but wanted to add it here as *pending completion*. I'm not sure if I will in deed finish it, but if I do it better really have a great ending in order to raise it up from it's current 3 Beehicle rating. Hey, those Beehicles don't come cheap and I refuse to just throw them around lightly! ;)
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The Master and Margarita - 
by Mikhail Bulgakov
Rating: 5 out of 5 Beehicles!

This book is a masterpiece of literature to say the least. And although it's more Fantasy than Sci-Fi, I decided to include it here. This is a Russian novel, one that I read in my Russian Literature class during the
same time I read We below. This book is an intense, complicated, fascinating and mysterious read. From what I gathered, it was a satire to Stalinist Russia, a comment woven deep inside this great book's story. One of the main char's doesn't even come about until half way through! Yeah, it's complex, but it's great. Challenge yourself and...
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We - by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Rating: 5 out of 5 Beehicles!

Another favorite! I read this during my Russian Literature class. It's almost like George Orwell's 1984 (which it inspired from what I hear), meets The Fountain.
At least that's the visual I got from some of it. Granted a very small amount of the fountain. If you like math, smart novels that are like a puzzle, and Science Fiction, you'll probably really enjoy this book.

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