Sunday, November 10, 2013

Book I Read This Week

Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey is the indie publishing darling series that started off as Kindle singles and has been collected into this omnibus format. The book is split into 5 parts which are more like novella's because, well, that's how they were written. The first story acts a lot like world building giving you an introduction to the Silo in which it appears the remnants of humanity live.

The whole thing has a post-apocalyptic vibe and it is hard to talk about without giving away some big secrets in the book. I really enjoyed the read and would recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi.
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 27 is the final volume of the long running anime series. Will the Elric brothers be able to stop the murderous "father" from sacrificing an entire country so he can achieve godhood. The Elric brother together with all of their allies they've met during the series band together in a final climatic battle against "father".

I was really impressed with the growth of the Elric brothers in the series. What kicked everything off was their attempt to bring their mother back to life but because of the alchemic principle of equivalent exchange they ended up sacrificing part of their bodies without truly bringing the dead back to life. They originally started by somewhat selfishly trying to restore their own bodies only to realize how much they care for other people and their country. 

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