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  • Little Brother - Book Review

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Tao

    So, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is probably the best Young Adult book I've read in a long time. It's set in an alternate reality modern day (or maybe just a little ahead of where we are) and focuses on Marcus's fight against 'Big Brother' once they take over San Francisco after a terrorist attack. Unwilling to trade his privacy for 'safety', the book chronicles his exploits and does a little teaching along the way.

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  • Geek in Vancouver: Free Geek Vancouver

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Tao

    Free GeekFree Geek Vancouver is a non-profit organisation that takes donation of old computers and computer equipment and reuses and recycles the parts to create refurbished computers.  It's an amazing place that any geek who has a little time should visit and volunteer at - even if you don't need a new computer.
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  • The Vampire Academy Series (Books) Review

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by Tao

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    Alright, let's be truthful here.  The Vampire Academy books are young adult fiction, so don't expect Shakespeare here.  There's a lot of the usual tropes - the spunky heroine who is an outsider, the love triangle, the faith of the world resting on her shoulders... You know, the usual.

    On the other hand,most stories come from the same place.  Hell, Star Wars follows the Hero's Journey almost point-for-point.  It's all the execution and there are definitely things in the Vampire Academy books that made me finish the series.

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    This post was posted in Books and was tagged with book reviews, fantasy, urban fantasy, vampire academy, vampires, young adult

  • The Disappeared: A Retrieval Artist Novel Book Review

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Tao

    It's been a while since I've written anything - lots of travelling for work so I've not had time to dedicate to the blog.  We've also been working hard on the site, which makes it hard to keep up.  Good news though - all that travelling let me catch up on a bunch of books [...]

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  • The Empire of Man - Book Series Review

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Tao

    Not been writing a lot of book reviews since I haven't actually read anything good recently.  Read a few books, but if I can't even make it through the book why would I write about it?  So, here's an oldie review.

    The Empire of Man (aka as Prince Roger's Journey aka as March Upcountry) series focuses on the far future and one rather spoiled Prince Roger McClintock.  The series tells the story of Prince Roger and his personal guard, the Bronze Battalion of the Empress's Own, as they cross the hostile and alien world of Marduk where they have been marooned after an unsuccessful assassination attempt.  Written by John Ringo (of the Oh, John Ringo, no fame) and David Weber (of the Honor Harrington series); it's a space opera / military science-fiction romp  that has entire world building aspects added to a coming-of-age story.

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