Saturday, October 29, 2011

Low Town has Polansky strong out of the gates

Low TownLow Town by Daniel Polansky

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Meet the Warden of Low Town, a pure survivor in this post-apocalyptic world where plague decimated the population, likely setting the stage for a war that took even more lives on both sides. From a struggling street orphan to battlefield leader, he ascends to the top in a special operations investigative unit charged with maintaining order by any means necessary. Eventually the laws of gravity and women initiate the Warden’s fall from grace, leaving him back on the streets of Low Town, where he reinvents his identity using the tools he has learned as a survivor.

Review of Good Omens

Good OmensGood Omens by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my book of the year for 2010 and a fantastic gift from my wife. I read it while on deployment in Afghanistan so the humour worked wonders for my morale. One of the wittiest fiction reads I've had in a while; fast-paced and impossible to put down.

Review of Men Without Women

Men Without WomenMen Without Women by Ernest Hemingway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars