A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars As much a political thriller as a high fantasy piece, A Game of Thrones is as very obvious first step in a series. Its narrative does…

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Tarkin by James Luceno My rating: 1 of 5 stars In a word, dull. The story never really picks up and the characters fail to resonate, leading to an oddly lackluster Star Wars original story from the usually great Luceno….

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 5 of 5 stars Written with a deep love of books and the power of words, The Shadow of the Wind is a love letter to readers who dive…

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The Return by William Shatner My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Return a fantastic read that brings together much-loved characters from the franchise in a story that binds elements from every Trek series (besides Enterprise) and as such, fans…

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The Ashes of Eden by William Shatner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Whilst I attach Shatner’s Trek books to his egocentric insistence to maintain the life of the character that made him famous, I have to appreciate both the…

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1984 by George Orwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars While the world of 1984 is a depressing, vividly described dystopia that Orwell is fantastic at bringing to life through prose. Winston Smith himself is an intentionally lonely and dull…

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