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  1.  Battleschool


    I loved this book. It's rare for me to read a book more than once, but I'm planning to read it a third time. What makes it work for me? I love the way Card has a clear idea about what a fight in microgravity would look like, how he keeps one step ahead of the reader and makes the concept of a battle school for children believable. But most of all, I like the story of Ender, his struggle and choices in an environment that would be hard for anyone, while he is only a child.
    I liked the rest of the books in the series. Or more like, they were OK. But Ender's Game is special, different for the rest, and this is the one I find myself thinking about rather often. Just read it, you won't be disappointed.

  2.  A wizard for the 21st century


    With agile and merciless prose, Butcher unfolds before us an underground world of magical beings and creatures. But unlike other fantasy novels, Butcher turns them into a solid reality that bumps against main character Harry Dresden sometimes in the most physical of ways. The story is told in first person, which is (imho) the only possible way to tell a detective story. But the story is told by no other than Harry Dresden, and his clever and bitter humour guarantees a most enjoyable roller-coaster ride.

    Could it be done better? Maybe, but I like it this way. Mr. Butcher, kudos to you. I had not been hooked on a book like this since I read "Ender's Game"...