Book Review: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safron Foer

Perhaps my expectations were too high. Perhaps my expectations were to down to Earth. Or perhaps Everything Is Illuminated is just a bit overrated. Let the reader beware books that come packaged with literary aspirations and disguised by tricks and strange formatting. There may be something there, but it might just as well be literary fluff. […]

Book Review | The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

On the rare occasion when I watch a movie based on a book, I am not typically likely to hold the movie up to the book for comparison. They are separate works, and I judge them separately. Such is not always the case. With The Color of Magic, the movie version of The Color of […]

Book Review | Heartwood by Freya Robertson [Contributor]

Heartwood is the first in a series called Elemental Wars. It is set in a land of knights where countries are torn by war. The one thing that ties them together is a the Arbor, a holy tree. The tree is the center of their religion, their culture, and their land. As the story opens, […]

Review | The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

How does one rate a book published thirty years ago, by an author considered among the greats of our day, and that commences one of the most read and popular series in recent times? The Color of Magic introduces us to Discworld, a series that has grown to include forty novels. Given that I didn’t […]

Review | Rejiggering the Thingamajig by Eric James Stone

Go buy this book. Buy it, put it by your bed, or desk, or chair, or couch, or where ever you like to read, and then read it. But don’t read it straight through. Stop at the end of each story, set your head back on your pillow/headrest/cushion/ground and enjoy the warm sense of wonder […]

Review | Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Editor’s Note: This is the twelfth in Stephen Olson’s series of posts on Orson Scott Card’s award winning Ender’s Game novels. You can find his other posts on the Ender’s Game series here. Whenever I start reading the Ender’s Game series, I immediately feel a sense of dread because this means I’ve started down a road that eventually leads through the longest […]

Review | Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson [Blog Tour]

Attack of the Books! is very excited to be participating in Shadow Mountain’s Blog Tour for Blackmoore: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson. Despite her meddlesome mother’s plans for her, Kate Worthington has made the decision that she will never marry. Instead, she plans to travel to India with a beloved aunt. But Kate’s mother […]

Review on an unfinished book | Psychoshop by Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny

Life is just too short. Let’s be completely honest: we all pick up books for various reasons. A recommendation from a trusted friend. It was up front in the airport bookshop. Written by a favorite author. A great cover. I picked up Psychoshop because it was written by Alfred Bester. I was at Powell’s in […]

Review | Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management by Howard Tayler

Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management, and its author Howard Tayler, is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Wait–hold that thought. It’s not completely true. Yes, it’s unique, a veritable cornucopia of creative energy and humor, entertaining and–dare I say?–educational at the same time. But it is also reminiscent, in so many happy ways, of the […]

Review | Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card [Contributor]

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in Stephen Olson’s series of posts reviewing, contemplating, considering, and discussing Orson Scott Card’s award winning Ender’s Game novels. You can find his other posts on the Ender’s Game series here. The nice thing about Shadows in Flight is that it came out just last year, so I remember very well my […]