Today, I’m trying something new! I’m going to start a series of blog posts called “Bookworm Reviews.” Every time I come across a really good work (or I get a request), I’ll do a quick review of it for you guys! All of the reviews will be SPOILER FREE, so don’t worry about that.
Title: The Orion Plan
Author: Mark Alpert
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Review: I picked this one up awhile ago and finally got around to reading it this summer. If you’re into sci-fi, this is definitely a book for you! It states on the cover that it’s a ‘thriller,’ and it did not disappoint.
It starts when a mysterious, small probe lands in NYC and stirs up questions in the NASA community. No one knows what it is, who made it, or where they came from. At first, they speculate that it may be a neighboring country’s malfunctioned technology but, when no one claims it, they soon discover that it is much more interesting — and dangerous.
I was interested in finding something new in the sci-fi genre and this was exactly what I was looking for. It was captivating, I loved the character arcs, and had me on the edge of my seat at every page turn. There were some points it even felt a little like a horror novel! It was one of those books that made reading for an hour seem more like fifteen minutes. I highly recommend as a summer read!
Good Choice if you Liked: Illuminae, Ender’s Game, The Martian
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I’ve read the book, “The Song of the NIBELUNGS”, translated into English by Margaret Armour, originally published in1897, by J M Dent & Co., Aldine House and reissued by “Tolkien’s Bookshelf”, Leaves of Gold Press, Victoria, Australia in 2012.
The story of Siegfried, the great warrior, and sayer of the dragon, Fafner, and Kriemhild the sister of King Gunther of Burgundy; how they fell in love and were married; and how Siegfried was murdered by Kriemhild’s cousin Hagen, with the approval of King Gunther because of jealousy. Finally, it is the story of how Kriemhild’s pursuit of vengeance against her brother and Hagen destroys everyone around her, and, finally, herself and her children.
The book is illustrated by W. M. MacDougal, Margaret Armour’s husband. The illustrations begin with Kriemhild’s dream of a wild falcon, and they end with Kriemhild holding her brother’s severed head.