Book Reviews

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doer

I read this book because I've written about my ideal in Cloudland

I don't believe in coincidences so I felt I was supposed to read this book when I saw it at Barnes and Noble

Coincidentally my Mom had already read it and said it was terrific but you have to get through it because it takes a while to intertwine the seperate storylines

The Payoff is so big at the end that it's worth the long slog.

The prose made me feel like I will never be a professional author. He's that good.

In the story Cloud Cuckoo Land is reference to a sort of utopia a fool believes in, and it's a funny story about the fool in pursuit of cloudland, but the main storyline is about how that text survives over time and how powerful stories can be to humanity.


The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss


This is the first book of a trilogy with the third book currently unreleased.

I found this book to be very interesting at parts.

It's a story of a man telling his life story. I like the parts of the book that take place during present time.

When he's telling his story. I liked the beginning and the end, but I was bored while he was at wizarding school. The University was surprisingly boring.

However, I think it was in a way deliberately boring. It was making the magic and the character more grounded.

Ultimately it picks up the pace at the end and I really liked how it ended.

I think I will buy the second book and read it.

Some of the writing is spectacular but I definitely got annoyed by the boring middle of the book so I will give it a 4/5.



George Orwell


My favorite book


Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche


My favorite philosophical book