Sunday, March 23, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book. The premise behind it at first seemed like every other dystopian novel, alternate reality, no individuality...that kind of thing. However, I was very much impressed with the collective "we" used in the novel. I enjoyed the...sameness, that everyone had, and then I enjoyed the process by which Equality learned his individuality. The discovery was enjoyable, the characters were believable..the book overall, though short, is a very satisfying read.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Rating: 1 star
The premise of this book was both interesting and compelling; who wouldn't want to read about a mob man who wants redemption? However...the premise of the book was where the interest stopped for me. It became very preachy, very much a religion based novella instead of anything else. Religion has its place in novels, but I am not a fan of the ones that shove the religion down your throat and make you feel like the scum of the earth. So, for me, this gets one star.