Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review, Really?

We are 11 days into the new year and I have surprised myself by finishing 2 books already. I'm on my way to my reading goal, and thought I would drop in with a mini-review. It's going to be more a raving of how great it was though.

Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation fame (internet famous) is his first book and his humor translates over quite well in this format.

Mogworld follows are Jim, a newly undead, in his adventures in this bizarre world. His noble quest is, well, not so noble quest, he wants to properly die. It seems as this is not just a problem with him, everyone in the world is immune from death. Jim and a couple of his undead companions seem to be the only ones who come back to the same body they left, which means they have to be extra careful about losing limbs.

The humor in it is amazing. I literally laughed out loud. Most of the jokes are Jim's witty remarks or quick observations. One thing seemed extremely dragged out for me, but it was just the way one of the characters was.

All in all, it was a great read that I couldn't put down. I recommend it, especially if you are a gamer or fantasy fan. There are some obscenities, but maybe 1 word for every 100 pages. I'm not sure if non-gamers would enjoy this as much as I have, but if you are looking for something not so serious, I'd say give it a try.

Any book recommendation for my next read?

Quote: "And then some git brought me back to life" -Jim, Mogworld.


  1. you could try THE REPLACEMENT - though i'm not too big on books that drop the F-bomb all the time. the plot/concept is good though.

    and a MUST read is Rose Cooper's book - Gossip From the Girls Room!

  2. Wow you read quickly! I love reading but I'm always so tired by the time I get round to it! x

  3. Ohhh jesus fish! How I love Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation!
    Congrats on finishing those books.
    Anything by John Green is always a spectacular read.
    Have a nice day.

  4. ...holy crap, that sounds really interesting... I think I may throw that on my reading list!

    I love gamer-like stories! It's how I got into Eragon in the way they explained the different skills obtained. :)

  5. Hey Kindros! Thank you for following my blog, and welcome to Blogger! (as it looks like you've just started.

    I haven't really gotten the chance to read any books other than my school textbooks... so I can't really give out a book recommendation. Mainly I read 'chick lit' (which is sort of what I write) and the latest book I read was Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love. I liked it, though I'm not sure if men are interested.

    Have a good day! Oh, and is it snowing where you are? My school campus is in the middle of a slight snow storm.


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