Month: May 2022

dead men walking
Book Review

Dead Men Walking by Steve Lyons – Review

Dead Men Walking starts with a Necron invasion. But who or what are Necrons? The Necrons are the terminators of Warhammer 40K Universe. Hard to kill, they always get back up, made from a self-repair metallic skeleton. How in the Emperor’s name do you defeat these things? Of course, you call the… Space Marines. Nope. My mistake. Not this time. This time, the space marines are busy. You call the […]

Bogdan Balostin
Fifteen Hours
Book Review

Fifteen Hours by Mitchel Scanlon – Review

Do you ever think how awful war is? Especially when you don’t even have a choice about it. Your enemies will kill you because they are mindless beasts who only want to make war (or WAAAGH!) and your allies will kill you if you don’t respect orders, even if these so-called orders are sometimes nonsensical and will guarantee your death. Yeah, that is what it is to be a simple […]

Bogdan Balostin
Space Marine
Book Review

Space Marine by Ian Watson – Review

I’ve read Space Marine so you don’t have to. Though I will strongly encourage you to read it to form your own opinion. Are you vaguely familiar with the Warhammer 40K brand? But not so much that you won’t get distracted by the wrong lore? Do you like space soldiers and weird adventures? Are you a fan of uncommon words and poetic language when describing the dismemberment of an alien […]

Bogdan Balostin
no longer human review
Book Review

No Longer Human, manga by Usamaru Furuya – Review

Osamu Dazai is considered a classic in Japanese literature. I have had no idea, because I didn’t study Japanese literature. Also, the book I want to talk about today is the manga adaptation of the same novel, No Longer Human. So, please bear in mind I am not familiar with the original content and anything I say may not be completely correct. No Longer Human by Usamaru Furuya, adapted from […]

Bogdan Balostin
The Player of Games
Book Review

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks – Review

The Player of Games is the second book in the Culture series, a space opera series that deals with utopian concepts and philosophies. And of course, this Player of Games is about, well, games. A certain Jernau Morat Gurgeh, a master player, got tricked into participating in a tournament held by a less advanced space empire. The stake of the game doesn’t seem high at first, but everything will rush […]

Bogdan Balostin