Phantastes by George MacDonald

Phantastes: The Annotated 150th Anniversary EditionPhantastes: The Annotated 150th Anniversary Edition by George MacDonald

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Very good! MacDonald has an excellent ability to put into words those yearnings and desires that are so typically indescribable. The symbolism is both deep and shallow at different times, but well done in both. Considering this was written in the mid 1800′s makes me doubly impressed. There were many times that I personally identified with Anodos, and that, for me, makes a book excellently written.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Pretty good, though I’m sure it was much better in its time than in mine. By today’s standards it seemed a little simple. By the last few episodes, it became easy to see the end game.

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The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit: Illustrated EditionThe Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

So good, of course, it’s The Hobbit! I love the illustrations I can’t wait to read this beautiful edition to my daughter when she’s older.

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The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

 

 

 

A whole lot of nothing. 1000 pages of tangent. First book was way better. Still, I think the final book will be great.

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The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Great writing. Epic story. Intense story climax. But just kind of….missed something. It was an awesome climactic event, but I think it could have ended better. A little to philosophical too, especially right at the end, which really kills it for me. Otherwise this would have been an easy 5 stars.

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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Good, but a little anti-climactic. To be expected from a middle series book, I suppose. Still though, decent character progression, some fun twists, but I don’t think that quite enough happened to really fill it out as a whole book. I’m hoping the last book of the series will be awesome!

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Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Cool! Unique!

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