Tag: book review

Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Trigger warning: the image below might be disturbing) What even. This was surprisingly so good. And I am so happy because…                                           […]

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Without somehow destroying me in the process, how could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt? If there was no room for doubt, there would be no room for me.” – Frederick Buechner, quoted at […]

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first time I read LOTR was in Primary school. Back then, my key takeaway was the pride of finishing a piece of proper literature. I don’t think I even knew how legit it was, until a 16-year-old family friend (as […]

Never the Sinner by John Logan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Loeb and Leopold have always been the stuff of drama – here is the epitome of reality being stranger than fiction. And John Logan has captured this drama wonderfully. The penultimate scene – wherein the teenage criminal masterminds finally reveal their insecurities – […]

On the Romance of Unbelonging, the Sabbath of Work-Life, and the Slowness of Love In another life, I would be a dancer. I would come alive – physically, spiritually, passionately. Then I would retreat to a solitary haven for my soul to find its sabbath. I would ponder about life and about God. I would […]

Spirit’s End by Rachel Aaron My rating: 4 of 5 stars I encountered this series first as an audiobook; listening to it while marathon training force fed me hours of Eli’s patter at a go. Otherwise, I might have summarily rejected the mediocre characters and the less-than-epic world earlier on. Nevertheless, the magic system is […]

The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Apart from her thesis that people can and should ask for help, Amanda Palmer makes a collateral point: that her social media relationships are real and authentic. Although she “tightens the […]