Portal to the Pages

A quick glimpse into my thoughts on various fiction

Men at Arms – Terry Pratchett

Book cover of Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

Men at Arms

Before I discuss Men at Arms in any detail, I must first point out that this is a Discworld novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it is a series populated by numerous unrelated stories, all set in the same world. There are often recurring places and characters, such as the character of Death who is always brilliant. When you pick up a Discworld novel, you should expect some of the same themes to occur; self-referential humour, the existence of numerous non-human species (trolls, dwarfs, etc.), magic and all-in-all entertaining characters. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the Topic of eBooks

First of all, I would like to start by pointing out that this is not a review of any particular book. I have come to the conclusion that I have to make a decision between either posting regularly or posting only book reviews. With the time constraints of college, I’m not reading as quickly or as much as I would like so it’s not realistic for me to continue to post a review a week. Therefore, I have decided that I will start including some posts about related topics, the first of which is about my opinion of eBooks. Read the rest of this entry »


Retrospective: The Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko

Book cover of "The Night Watch" by Sergei Lukyanenko

The Night Watch

I originally read The Night Watch about five or six years ago, but I never got around to reading the full series. My brother recently gave me the final book in the series, which prompted me to start from the beginning and reread The Night Watch before checking out any of the other books. Read the rest of this entry »

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