Thursday, November 29, 2012

Regarding Ducks and Universes by Neve Maslakovic

I love thought experiments and this book didn't disappoint as one. I was sucked into the premise straight from the first page. This books explores the answer to the question about choices we make in life. Even the tiniest event can make long lasting changes to the world.
At some point in time our universe has bifurcated into Universe A and B. Each universe now follows a different set of rules and the main character Felix A is taken on a wild ride as he makes the crossing to Universe B. He faces the consequences of the changes in the alternate universe as he explores his relationship with the people he meets there.
The main character was easy to relate to and the explanations and analogies where interesting without being condescending. An interesting read if you like the combination of science, fiction and adventure.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl. What a great ride. A hero who is a criminal mastermind from a long line of criminal masterminds. It's like a cross between Harry Potter and The Sopranos.
Artemis Fowl is an eleven year old boy who is the heir to a  criminal empire and he has found a way to make contact with fairies.  And if that doesn't entice you he teams up with a centaur technical specialist, a bodyguard the size of a small house and travels around the world, ours and fairies, to do what he does best. Outsmart everyone!
I read the series voraciously and had a great time doing it. I do hope this gets signed up as a movie as I would love to watch it at the cinemas. I may even take my kids.