A few weeks ago, I noticed a call for book reviewers over at themittani.com, a website that focuses mostly on sci-fi MMO gaming, especially Eve and Dust and things of that nature.
They asked potential reviewers to write up a ‘test review’ and submit a list of what we thought were good books, so they’d know if our choice of reviews was going to be terrible.
So I wrote up a review of Altered Carbon, put together my desert-island list, and sent it off.
A few days later, this:
You own. Your sample review owned, the Altered Carbon trilogy is a favorite of mine, and you’re hired.
So I got all set up, the CSS for the book review template was wrestled into shape, and today my review — the same one I submitted for the application — is up. I’m glad I got to open with Altered Carbon; it’s one of my all-time favorites and a fantastic noir-style examination of what one’s “self” means in a era of body- and clone-swapping. Highly recommended, even if you don’t play a certain internet spaceship game.
Check out the review, if you like, and let me know what you think! I’m really looking forward to doing these in the future.
One Reply to “Part gaming-related, Part writing-related, Part reading-related, 100% Nerd-related”
I read the review and it’s great (naturally) but I have to admit that I’m mostly interested in the desert island book list that you mentioned. Any plans to post that any time soon?
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