Read Iapetus Shift free

Hi friends. I've begun publishing my first sci fi novella for free on Wattpad, the first 2 chapters are up and you can read them here: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheJonasDavid All the chapters will eventually be posted for free, over the next weeks. I'd appreciate likes and follows on that site, as I'm fairly new to it. And …

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The Orville: Episode 8, into the fold

In the first really boring episode of the series, Dr. Claire and her two sons attempt to go on vacation, but are instead sucked into a fold in space and shot out a thousand lightyears away, and crash land on an alien planet. It sounds interesting in principle, but instead it's just endless bickering children …

Rewriting

That thing I was talking about that had gripped me? Yeah, well, it let go... I'm really terrible at staying focused... Now I've decided to try something new that I've never done in my life... rewriting! I'm going to go back over one of my unfinished novels, clean it up, and see if I can …

Intentional annoyance?

I'm on to my next audiobook, and this time it's Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami, who I've heard many good things about but have never read. The opening of this book takes place in an elevator. An extended elevator ride that is described repeatedly, in an overly-long and quite annoying way …

The Warrior’s Apprentice

I finished this today on audible, and though it had some fun, clever action and witty, likable characters, I never really got into it enough to care about what was happening. As mentioned in previous posts, I was at a loss for the main character's motivation. He sometimes seems to  want to impress his father …

The disappeared

I finished it, and was over all underwhelmed. A detective story is not very entertaining when there is no mystery. That is the number one rule to learn from this, I think. Second thing to learn is that I don't care about a character's emotions just because you tell me to. Show, don't tell. A …

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I'm sure you're tired of hearing me talk about this book in all my posts, so you should be glad to know that this is the last post about it! I finished it! And although it was creative, exciting, with well developed characters, interesting ideas and great prose--it also irritated me quite a bit. Along …