Genre: Post-Apoctalyptic

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This review is a bit complicated for me.  On the one hand, Emily St. John Mandel wrote a vibrant, interesting world for this dystopia, but on the other hand, the story just rambles on and on with no real destination.  There are moments where I thought there was going to be this massive meetup between all the characters and we’d hit some sort of climax, but it never happened. The best I can figure, the storyline of Station Eleven is a slice of life between four different characters as they describe their experiences in the “before” and the “after”.  For all […]

Posted December 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

This book completely snuck up on me. At the beginning, I hated Oryx and Crake.  I was so, so bored. But it was a slow burn.  It wrapped me up slowly until I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook.  Our main character, Jimmy aka Snowman, narrates the rise and fall or Crake, intellectual genius and madman.  They grew up together, played together, and Jimmy rehashes the story in his head, because what else can you do when you appear to be the last living human being? I didn’t like Jimmy.  Immediately I found him selfish and unimpressive, with a rough and […]

Posted November 5, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King

DNF @ 13%. I do realize there’s a bit of irony in saying this, as I’m going through the Dark Tower series for the third time, but this book is long and I am so, so bored.  I know 13% may not seem like much of a chance, but the book is 1400 pages long and I’ve already committed about 7 hours to listening to it. I know this sort of makes me a traitor.  People love Stephen King, and The Stand is the book they love best.  But I’ve read science-fiction thrillers related to germ warfare.  I read The Andromeda Straina few years ago […]

Posted March 11, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Guys, I love this book. The Waste Lands is where The Dark Tower series is REALLY starting to get good.  First and foremost (small spoiler, but honestly, this book is 26 years old) we get Jake back!  Jake and Eddie are my favorite characters in this series, so I love his journey back to Roland’s world.  Second, we get to see the city of Lud, which I think it the first real example of how Roland’s world has “moved on”.  Third?  BLAINE THE MONO. Blaine is my favorite villain in this series.  Probably on my top ten ever.  He is such […]

Posted January 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Aaaaghhhh I have such mixed feelings about this book. I remember watching Logan’s Run with my dad growing up and being fascinated by the dystopian world.  I came across this book randomly on my classic dystopia spree last year and decided to add it to my collection.  And in many ways, I’m glad I read it.  But it’s all hot/cold, yes/no with this book. 1.  Back in the 1960s, the world wasn’t brimming with dystopias.  In fact, science-fiction mostly regulated itself to the B-rated films even then.  Star Wars changed that in the 70s and Marvel again in the 2000s, but […]

Posted January 15, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //