Dungeon Bookshelf vol.5: Monday Begins on Saturday

And another book in review collection, last from my vacation binge, queue is slowly clearing and I’m not reading past week or so, trying to rest my eyes some more while in the bus, not sure if they are tired or it’s just heating season making air to dry, since I think it was the same last year. Wouldn’t hurt to let them rest anyway though and for reviews I still have plenty of books too.

Today it’s time to get to the fairy tale by Strugatsky, this one is a bit of a weird one for non-soviet person, even younger generations of Russians probably will not understand a lot of humour and messages here, honestly I potentially missed some myself, since I might be a boomer, but not that old. Still it’s a very good book and might be just interesting window back into that era (why I also like Strugatsky’s books). Now with more details… Continue reading “Dungeon Bookshelf vol.5: Monday Begins on Saturday”

Dungeon Bookshelf vol.4: The Final Circle of Paradise (Predatory Things of the Century)

Got some time this week so we are back to some book reviews again. My vacation selection has only a couple left, so almost done with it, but I’m also still reading on my swimming pool “commute”, so there’s still a lot of material.

More Strugatsky brothers and their soviet sci-fi, at this point I’m quite dedicated to just read all their works, because I’m already quite deep, enjoy it a lot and some of the books form a whole universe that would be nice to explore fully. This time we are full future (or well actually future for them, but we are almost in that future currently, a bit altered version, but close, which makes it more interesting) and on Earth, so no space travels and other races, just our own issues as a future society that achieved abundance and peace. A little bit of dystopia today, let’s go… Continue reading “Dungeon Bookshelf vol.4: The Final Circle of Paradise (Predatory Things of the Century)”

Dungeon Bookshelf vol.3: Prisoners of Power (The Inhabited Island)

Ayyy, we back from degen life, or maybe surfaced for a moment and gonna sink again, you never know, but I hope not. Back to our 5Head reviews of quality soviet sci-fi that I’m still reading and enjoying.

More Strugatsky brothers, still catching up with my vacation books, this time The Inhabited Island (that’s direct translation from Russian, other name sounds kinda weird). Another bit of setting mixture, but this time not future-medieval, like in Hard to Be a God, but future-industrial, with some dystopian vibes. This book actually even got a movie not long ago in Russia, it was shit unfortunately, but quite popular. But we are going to discuss a book rn though, let’s go… Continue reading “Dungeon Bookshelf vol.3: Prisoners of Power (The Inhabited Island)”

Dungeon Bookshelf vol.2: Hard to Be a God

Ain’t no rest for the wicked, time for another episode of my little scuffed book reviews. Strugatsky brothers again, there will probably around 10 more reviews (if not more) until I’m kinda done with everything I want to read out of their books and I have full collection, so might as well binge that, but we’ll see. In any case I’m currently at 7 books finished and you only had one review, so yeah.

A bit different kind of sci-fi in today’s book, it overlaps with medieval world in a very interesting setting that in my opinion could fit some good videogame (there was one actually, but not very good, might actually be good Eurojank RPG material for my stream later). Let’s go… Continue reading “Dungeon Bookshelf vol.2: Hard to Be a God”

Dungeon Bookshelf vol.1: Roadside Picnic

Time for first scuffed book review post that I planned after all the reading during my vacation. Five books from Strugatsky brothers were consumed during calm days when I was alone at the summer house between my friends and relatives arrivals.

Strugatsky brothers are Russian sci-fi authors and aren’t super huge worldwide, but main thing that puts them on the big picture is “Roadside Picnic” book that was an inspiration to “Stalker” movie by Tarkovsky and then both inspired Stalker the videogame that we all know and sequel to which is a very big thing currently. Great sci-fi writers and totally worth reading even just for Roadside Picnic especially if you are a Stalker fan, you sure will see a lot of familiar things and even words (at least Russian book and game uses a lot of same slang), Ela already read it btw, haven’t heard his opinion yet though. But enough intro, let’s start… Continue reading “Dungeon Bookshelf vol.1: Roadside Picnic”