A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Crown Publishing

I haven't read "Ready Player One" so can't compare the two. I'm really into the science fiction scene, more from the classics and 80s than now so was keen to read this but like a lot of other readers I just kept thinking that the plot had been done before. It's not an accident, though, and is intentional by the author as we're supposed to feel like we've been here befoe. Personally I kept comparing the plot to Ender's Game (which is referenced in the book) but not as good. The author uses this theme to bring about his twist about 2/3s into the book and at that point is when I became engaged and started turning the pages faster. However, the plot once again became predictable. I enjoyed the story; the characters were fun; I didn't dislike it, but I got kind of bored for sections and it just didn't wow me. An ok book perhaps best suited as a plane or commuter read.

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