July 25th: Both of these volumes were great. I like that there are multiple versions of the characters running around throughout the story. The flashbacks and parallel stories are presented in just right amount to add to experience without making the story confusing.
July 25th: This has got to be one of the most charming stories I have read. I'm sure it has been said before, but here it is again, Saga is Romeo and Juliet meets Star Wars. Well maybe I am getting ahead myself with the Shakespeare reference, because I am not sure it is going to be a "tragedy" like Romeo and Juliet, they just share the same theme of love spanning across enemy lines.
I thought the first three volumes in this series were great. The fourth has been my least favorite so far. Can't wait for volume 5.
Oh Tom, where do you get these wacky ideas?
A little sexual taboo?-check
Seems like a no brainer, read it, enjoy it.
I hear a lot about how this book is sooooo depressing, but I just didn't get that vibe. I mean yes it pretty depressing in that she wants to commit suicide but I guess I was just too interested in the character and enjoyed the writing too much to be depressed by the this book.
I am a little ashamed to admit that I did not want to read this book because I thought the title was so cheesy, but I am glad I got past that and read it. The theme is a little cheesy (I feel cynical calling a story about finding inner peace, cheesy), but the way it is presented is not at all cheesy. Oe is becoming my favorite living author.
There has already been a lot said about this book so I will just say that it lives up to the hype that surrounds it.
One thing though, who else found themselves speaking as the characters do while reading this novel? I sure did.
First book in 2015 that totally consumed me. I can only think of a handful of books were I felt so close to the main character as I did to France Nolan. What I really liked about this book is that it was emotional without being sappy. The characters surely deserved your pity, but they didn't ask for it nor did they want it.
This is one of those books that is going to stay with me for a long time. It is not often that a book is simultaneously as charming as it is complex, but Song of Solomon is definitely that.
Currently at the top of my favorite books this year.
I read this book a chapter at time over a few months, which I think is a good way to consume this book as the writing is basically of the form "...and then this happened...and then this other thing happened..", which for me can become tiresome. It is written from the point of view of the main character and well, there is no other way to say it, he is kinda full of himself and brags a lot. Anyway I did enjoy these three books, but my favorite was the Gods of Mars, I just really liked the mythology presented in the story.