CaPC Recommends: 4 for the Weekend

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BioShock – Xbox 360, PC & Playstation 3
For those looking for yet another game in which you can go online and shoot your friends, this is not it. For those looking for a transcendent and incredibly dense artistic experience, I suggest you take advantage of this game’s now criminally (but wonderfully!) cheap price tag and buy a game that will blow your mind. Did I mention its’ primary influence is Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead? – Richard

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
“If you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan, this book blows most stuff out of the water. Excellent, surprising writing and complex characters make this unique series a cut above the average. If you are NOT a fan of fantasy fiction, this is the place to start. I’m only recommending the first one because once you read the first you’ll want to read the rest.” –Ben

Death by Love: Letters from the Cross (Re:Lit) by Mark Driscoll
“Death By Love by Mark Driscoll is a beautiful look at the very personal and practical implications of the cross of Jesus for our lives. I highly commend it to all!” –David

Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel

“Starclimber is the just-released third book in a young adult adventure series, so if you haven’t read Airborn and Skybreaker, you should probably start with those. The series is set in something like the 1910s, in a parallel universe where “hydrium”-powered airships are the preferred method of travel. Oppel has a great sense of humor, an ear for dialogue, and excellent pacing.” –Carissa

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  • So I saw Game of Thrones bundled with, what, Clash of Kings for $6.39 on Kindle so I picked it up. Looking forward to awesomeness.

    The Danes last blog post..20090417.teaParty

  • Okay Ben, Game of Thrones was an absolutely compulsive read and really pretty interesting. My only bone to pick is that Martin can’t end a book. I realize that it’s a series, but really, with the conclusion he picked, he could could have ended on any of the chapters. There was really no resolution to any of the storylines—which is fine since I have Book II sitting right here, but I imagine that I’ll be less happy about it when I hit the arbitrary chapter that ends Book IV and have to begin the long wait with everyone else.

    So yes or no question: Martin all but spells out Jon’s parentage via sprinkled clues throughout the Book I. Is that secret revealed to Jon in Book II or do I have to wait longer to see his reaction?

    The Danes last blog post..20090417.teaParty

  • Ah, I remember when this was going to be a regular feature…

    The Danes last blog post..20090417.teaParty