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Quick Review: Shadowrun Returns Anthology

Read this not only without playing any of the games, but without any real knowledge of the Shadowrun universe in general, and what I can say after reading is that I’d rather keep it that way. Not that I wasn’t already leaning against even trying the games, despite getting them for free, just because I […]

Quick Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

On a recommendation, this likely marks the start of a year or so of non-fiction, translated too, and it was far easier to read and less infuriating than I thought. Current Leftist views of economics are necessary, the first part explains well and the facts and figures and explanations, as well as some of the […]

Quick Review: Shadows of Self

I’d still call this “light” Sanderson, and for that matter “light” Mistborn, if compared to the original trilogy. There’s very little worldbuilding and it even misses that focus on the magic system found in The Alloy of Law, adding little and no longer going into details. In addition, Wax goes from the most developed and […]

Quick Review: The House of Wael

It again feels rather like cheating to count this as a book I read, being so short, but more important is the fact that it’s not meant to be read on its own. It’s written in an odd style, intentionally confusing, hard to follow, lacking background information and constantly broken up by all those notes […]

Quick Review: Oathbringer

The handwriting on the illustrations in the mass market paperback edition is still hard to read, and page margins also sometimes make it hard to see the beginning or end of lines. And, while Shallan’s sections still shine, the book’s first part includes more of what I call human filth and is rather dull despite […]