Friday, March 13, 2009

The Broker review

The Broker by John Grisham is an action packed novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Scandals, espionage, and mystery what more could you want in a book.

The main character in the book Joel Backman has recently been pardoned from jail. A former D.C. power broker, Backman had everything he had ever wanted; cars, money, expensive houses, he had them all. Then he went to deep and got himself into trouble. He ran off to jail to save his life because he got mixed up with the wrong type of people, the type that will kill if they do not get their way.

After the pardon the CIA initiated, the feds fly Backman around the world to a European country. There they leave him. Backman thinks he is there for hiding. The CIA has different plans.

Based in the modern age The Broker is very easily comprehended by people of all ages. Though it can be read by all ages I believe read more by teens and adults. This is one John Grisham book you will not want to miss.

Time Machine review

For many years time travel has been the leading topic in the Sci-Fi\Fantasy genre. The book The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is dominated by the thought of travelling forward through time.

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like in the year 802701? Well the main character in The Time Machine, the time traveler, got to experience it first hand. Many of his questions about the future were answered, but he left with even more questions than he had come with.

Would there be human life? Is the earth still intact? What animals have become extinct, and what new kinds of life forms are there? These questions and many more were answered, but new ones arose. How did this come to be? How had the world changed? What is left of the human race?

When talking about time travel controversy is always near by. Is time travel possible, we may never know. Have there been visitors from the future? What impacts on the future would there be if you did something in the past? All of these questions and many more arise on the topic of time travel.

Being a relatively short and easy read I would recommend the book to anyone with a sense of adventure. H.G. Wells is a resounding author and wrote some of the best Sci-Fi novels ever.

Anthem review

The future; when thinking about it most people see hover crafts, lasers, and many other major technological advancements. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem however that is not true. Though Anthem is based in the future you would not be able to tell that by the plot of the novel.

The main character Equality7-2521—yes every character in the book is named by this system—is different from everyone else. He is physically and mentally different.

In Anthem there is a sacred word that no one knows of. The society everyone lives in is based on a “we not me” mentality. This is where Equality is different. He lives more for himself rather than his “brother” (fellow mankind), but he does not really know that he is living this lifestyle.

I would recommend this book any more advanced readers because it stirs your thinking with its similes and metaphors. It is a short book and easy to comprehend what the novel is saying literally but not quite as easy to comprehend it analytically=