I’m excited about this! I’ve got another book review up at themittani.com. This one’s on Old Man’s War, which I went years without reading despite (or maybe because of) the great reviews. It took meeting John at a mutual book signing to get me to take the plunge.
But that’s not why I’m excited about sharing it. Every time I write a review, I get a pile of great book suggestions from readers, and I’m looking forward to more. Greedy? Maybe. Don’t care. :)
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.