Reviews and Blog Posts: quests

The long Earth

by Terry Pratchett

Reviewer Rating:
2

Man, I love the concept that makes up the foundation of this novel. I just wish the authors had built a firmer story upon it. In the near future, humanity has discovered the ability to “step” into an infinite number of parallel Earths, each slightly different from the last. Most...

Ready player one : a novel

by Ernest Cline

Reviewer Rating:
4

Growing up in a poverty and famine-ridden near future, Wade Watts, like most of humanity, spends the majority of his waking hours plugged in to a virtual reality simulator to escape the horror of his daily existence. Wade becomes obsessed with a contest within this virtual utopia that involves solving...

The book of lost things

by John Connolly

Reviewer Rating:
4

Dark, twisted, and lots of fun, this fairy tale for grown ups is beautifully written, with rich characters and a truly scary villain. David, still reeling from his mother's death, isolates himself in his attic bedroom surrounded by his books, which begin to whisper to him. Fans of Pan's...

Summerland

by Michael Chabon

Reviewer Rating:
4

Looking for a good fantasy quest novel? You might have overlooked Summerland, thinking it was just about baseball, but it is much more than that. Our very reluctant hero is Ethan Feld, who is recruited for his save the world mission by the farishers, residents of the Summerlands (a parallel...

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