Book Reviews by my Dad
For Father’s Day, I asked my dad to write some reviews for books we’ve both read and he came through so beautifully everyone needs to read these
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien:
Epic. It is not cool not to like The Lord of the Rings.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin:
As epic as The Lord of the Rings. It is not cool not to like Game of Thrones.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:
My daughters grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione…
…But, of all the other characters in the book, Arthur Weasley is the man…and, definitely, the Dad.
What was Harry thinking that he didn’t name any of his kids after him?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:
Creative! … and fun. Cinderella’s cinder is grease and Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. Makes perfect sense.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater:
What is there not to love about the Raven Boys and the idea of ley lines being a bridge between spiritualism and magic and science? Also, I like the way things are described in there:
“The voice was careful, masculine and local; the vowels had all the edges sanded off…..”
“…there was something pregnant about the night…”
Maggie Stiefvater is the fairest of them all.
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer:
While I was reading it, it seemed ok.
It is like cheap whisky… you wake up promising to never do that again.