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MrsJoseph: Books, Life & Wine

I’m currently on the run from the Amazon Empire. The Empire recently used it’s planet sized money to destroy devour my previous safehouse: Goodreads.

 

I read a lot. Have a bit of a tendency to review as well. So…this is mostly a book review site. Unless its not. But I’m not taking review requests.

 

Cause sometimes I’ll write about whatever I feel like, book or no.

 

Things I [currently] like:
Reading
Reviewing
Exercising
Wine

 

So, I’ll talk about that stuff. Unless I don’t.

 

That “life” part in the site title is all about flexibility, lol.

Currently reading

Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson
Starting Strength, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe
Seduction
Amanda Quick
Progress: 25 %

DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson

I was bored. I found the book well written and equally as easy to put down. I tried my best to push my way through – even though I was constantly annoyed by the worldbuilding – at least 100 pages.

 

I was beyond irritated by the idea of the city and it’s people living in darkness for 10 years. WTF?? WHY? How is that even remotely possible? How would people live? How would they keep their teeth?? The whole idea just bothered the crap out of me. How would people eat? How are they able to sustain themselves in any way? The text doesn’t say but it does say that the country has fallen into little city-states ruled/owned by Epics and the worldbuilding implies little cooperation between different groups of Epics.

 

And the Diggers were another idea not fully explained. Who/what were the Diggers and why did they go crazy? If they were just people charged with digging holes…why describe them with a proper noun (Diggers vs. diggers)?

 

Ugh.

 

After that I was done. I’d made an honest try and it’s a library book and due. Maybe I’ll try again later.

 

Three stars because the writing was fine but meh.

Source: http://bookslifewine.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/dnf-review-steelheart