The Big Book Review Top 100 Books…. and a few more

25Oct/080

Neuromancer – William Gibson

Neuromancer

Neuromancer

Recommended by :: Mike K-S

Quick Review::

I couldn’t finish, or really begin this book. Which is shocking, I vowed I would not leave a book unread and would give it the time. I really couldn’t get into it from the start, Gibson introduces a lot of characters and places very quickly and I found myself constantly flicking back through the pages to find out who or what someone/thing was.

Eventually this gave me a headache and I put it down for a few days. I tried to pick it back up again and started from scratch, It still didn’t make sense. I was enticed because I like Sci-Fi but I just found myself totally confused.

I hope to pick this book back up in the future, give it another chance, looking at other reviews it is very mixed so a lot of you, especially the geeks will probably like this book. I won’t leave a tag on recommendation this time as I haven’t finished it, I just want you all to know how I have found it thus far.

It is very futuristic, very cyber, very Matrix, in fact The Matrix is loosely based on this book.

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11Oct/080

Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5

Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5

Recommended by :: John C

Star Rating:: *****

Quick Review::

Science fiction, no wait, wartime memoir, oh hang on… comedy…. Autobiography? All of the above! Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5 may leave you thinking “huh?” but I seriously could not put it down…. Yes I know people say that all the time but I mean it! So different it’s genius!

Detailed Review:: *SLIGHT PLOT SPOILERS*