Friday, July 6, 2012

The Harbinger and the Shepherd by Adam G. Griffith

This definitely falls under the heading of epic novel.  The author takes us on an adventure among worlds and people that are all wondrous in their own ways.  The depth of this novel is amazing.  The different species come to life as the author describes them and the worlds and their people’s sufferings are all readily imaginable.

I love the way this novel spans generations and fills in the story as it goes along.  It reminds me of why I love science fiction so much and why it is by far my favorite genre.  The author has left nothing out and has brought the readers into his imagination with stunning word pictures of places and peoples. 

This is a definite must read.  It is science fiction at its finest.  Be prepared to enter a whole new world and life and be carried away outside the realm of your own reality.  I loved this book and plan to read it again and again.  

Reviewed by Sue Owen

Cel & Anna: A 22nd Century Love Story by Lindsay Edmunds

I had to laugh when I read the synopsis of this story.  It was hard for me to picture how the author was going to pull off such a feat … a love story between a human and a robot?  Seriously?  Brings to mind some of the really ditzy blondes I know.  But she pulled it off.  This is truly a great love story and Anna is neither ditzy nor blonde. 

I liked the progression of this story a lot.  The interaction between Cel who knew he was in love from the very beginning to Anna and the outcome that was inevitable.  This is a classic love story told in a very unique way but don’t let that deter you reading it.  This is a great book and lots of fun to read. 

I would like to see a bit more in the area of environment description.  There might have been a little too much left to the reader’s imagination but I don’t know that it took anything away from the original story.  It’s just the sci fi freak in me coming out.  I want to see the purple skies and yellow moon.  But either way, it was a good read and one I recommend.

Reviewed by Sue Owen

Disconnected by A.K. Adler

This is an interesting study about human interaction … at least the way I saw it.  I’m not sure that was the intention of the author.  I spent a lot of my time while reading this trying to figure out where it was all heading.  Once I realized that it wasn’t just a story but a study I was able to better understand what I was reading.

I had trouble following this story and found myself having to go back to catch pieces I missed.  That was when I thought it was just a story, however.  There is much written between the lines in this book and it is more of a novel to study than to just read.  It’s not typically the type of book I enjoy.

It was well written and the characters were easily understood but to my way of thinking there was too much left unsaid.  I need to be led when I’m reading and I feel like I missed something in this novel.  But don’t take my word for it; read it for yourself and let me know.

 Reviewed by Sue Owen