literature

“What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with super powers?”

It is a common question asked by comic book fans and less-nerdy folk alike, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a question filled with possibilities, and the answers are always more revealing of the person than you would imagine. Would you want great strength to protect or intimidate others? Would you fly to escape the boundaries of the world? Would you create more of yourself or teleport to be in as many places as possible? No one wishes for power purely for the sake of it; there’s always a reason, and that is part of what makes Resistance, the latest novel from Samit Basu such a compelling read. Read Full Article

To start this review off, I think I should mention I was a massive fan of Bel Canto.  I thought it was a phenomenal piece of work, it changed the way I viewed the post-modern novel, and it introduced me to the concept of magical realism.  I really can’t sing enough praise for that book.  Then as soon as I heard Patchett had written a new novel, I knew I had to read it.  For me this meant waiting over a month for my local bookstore to get the book in, but I told myself it would be worth every second.

I was wrong. Read Full Article