Reynolds has excellent ideas and his writing skills have improved over time (Example: characterization), but his plots are somewhat haphazard and the pacing is inconsistent. Chasm City remains his finest book in my opinion. All of the threads work well together, and the gradual revelation of Tanner Mirabel's secrets is brilliantly realized. Revelation Space was a good debut but fatally flawed due to its paper-thin characters and that mind-numbing physics info-dump at the end. Redemption Ark was good up until the overly long ship chase (which took up about half of the book) and the skipped-over relativistic space battle. Absolution Gap took too long to get going and then took the absolute piss by doing a Hamilton at the end. I keep hearing good things about his short stories, and I'm hoping that they are more consistent than his novels. Nightshade Books should be churning out a collection of these stories sometime this year.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
If there would be one most significant works of the decade as far as personal development is concerned, that is going to be Earl Nightingale's strangest secret. What is fascinating about this program is that it provides a life transforming truth. Earl Nightingale's strangest secret had answered many of life's unanswered questions. This transforming truth offers an answer to the bad circumstances, striving and desperation of most people.
Today, Earl Nightingale's strangest secret is no longer a secret. The truth behind this secret is that we become what we think about. Accept it or not, our thoughts have ultimate powers in our lives. The life of every one of us is governed by this law and no one is exempted. We are all living in our exact universe. Things like chance, fate or luck are nothing but natural laws exerting itself. What governs our entire being is the law of mind and thought.
There are already many times when this transforming truth had been revealed. But still, there are many people who did not believe and they are still living the lives that they should be living.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Reading is common among people of all age groups.By cultivating the habit of reading books in your young age you will develop your thinking ability and knowledge in English. Reading is the best thing that we can do for ourselves. It’s hard nowadays to find time to read books but spending some time for it provides us the much needed recreation. Reading books helps to increase your thinking capability. It is a kind of a stress relief . Books include poetry,fiction and drama. Some may like romance, comedies and tragic comedies. Reading books gives us pleasure and many people have it as a hobby. I have found many of my friends getting addicted to reading some great novels.They spend hours together to finish off the novel. A good book can be our best companion during a long journey.So people do develop the habit of reading books.Just check out air bed.