Endymion by Dan Simmons

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance. Quite different read from the Hyperion saga itself. Not quite as complex, but still fun action read written from two alternative perspectives - the hunter and the hunted. What happens when an empire spanning many worlds collapses one day to the next? What or who will fill the void? And what would they do to keep their newfound power? …

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The Institute by Stephen King

Goodreads page My rating: 5 out of 5 In the dark all the shadows disappear Another great Stephen King read. It made me laugh, it made me angry, it made me confused. But above all - it made me enjoy reading again. Stephen King can make improbable seem possible. The mixture of real work and fantastical is blended with great care, creating sort of “uncanny valley” feeling of “Maybe. …

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The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

I do not generally read this type of stories so it took me longer than usual to get through it. An interesting mystery book nicely weaving between different times and occasionally connecting different points in time. Interestingly enough the whole point of the story is more about a house, rather than people or any specific adventure. There are bits and pieces of people and adventures but they seem unimportant and often disconnected from each other. …

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The Outsider by Stephen King

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Mixing reality and fantasy to create another great horror story in a classic Stephen King way. That’s what this book is about. It gives you a great mystery to solve, great characters to care about and question their every more. And when you finally see what’s going to happen towards the end it will have you on the edge of your seat. …

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Wired by Douglas E. Richards

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: A very enjoyable action-packed read. What more is there to tell? If you like a combination of smart moves, surprise turns of events and people being chased from one place to another while improvising solutions… this is the book for you.

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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Goodreads page My rating: 5 out of 5 My review: Start of the Three Body Problem was quite unexpected - Chinese cultural revolution certainly did not seem like a likely start of a sci-fi novel to me. Bit by bit however, Liu Cixin built a world very much like ours, but with quite a different future. There’s the whole section dedicated to the Three-Body game within the book itself and I actually found it quite fun as well. …

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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

Goodreads page My rating: 5 out of 5 My review: One of the more interesting reads lately. I have a nagging feeling I was lied to - yet I cannot figure out whether it was the book or the world all these years. If nothing else, it certainly got me thinking and that in itself is a great feeling. The fact we are destroying the world is not lost on me. …

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Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Goodreads page My rating: 5 out of 5 My review: This really was an EPIC adventure. What would humanity do when faced with impossible odds of annihilation? According to Stephenson we’d see the best and the worst of humanity over the course of thousands of years while the survivors figured out a way to keep going. I like that Seveneves addresses some of the basics - what would we eat in space? …

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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Goodreads page My rating: 3 out of 5 My review: A nice way to know more about the world and history of Middle Earth. Especially nice to know how old some of the characters are and how some fables in Lord of The Rings are actually part of true history of that world.

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Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Goodreads page My rating: 4 out of 5 My review: Witches are always fun. And stories are too as long as someone keeps an eye on them.

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