Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)

bird box

Fiction | Apocalyptic/Dystopia | Thriller
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Continue reading

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The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir (2012)

the martian

Fiction | Sci-Fi
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.  Continue reading

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)

ready player one

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
2.5 Stars
Blurb:

“It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.  Continue reading

Look Who’s Back

Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back) by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (Translator) (2012)

Look Who's Back

Fiction | Contemporary | Satire
Foreign Film/Not Rated
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.  Continue reading

Tracks

Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
by Robyn Davidson (1980)

Tracks

Non-Fiction | Travel | Memoir
4 Stars 
Blurb:

“Robyn Davidson’s opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.”  Continue reading

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Movie, 2017)

star wars last jedi

Science Fiction | Space Opera
Rated PG-13
2.5 Stars

Lead Cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia), Oscar Isaac (Po Dameron), John Boyega (Finn)

Blurb: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. -IMDB   Continue reading

The Circle

The Circle by Dave Eggers (2013)

the circle

Fiction | Contemporary Sci-Fi | Thriller
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.  Continue reading