My dad was the one who read Harry Potter to me and my sister when we kids, but not long after that I was the one pushing books at him.
For this father’s day, I thought I would get his thoughts on some of the books we’ve both read. So here are my dad’s reviews of six different book series:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Epic. It is not cool not to like The Lord of the Rings.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
As epic as The Lord of the Rings. It is not cool not to like Game of Thrones.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
My daughters grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione…
…But, of all the other characters in the book, Arthur Weasley is the man…. and, definitely, the Dad.
What was Harry thinking that he didn’t name any of his kids after him?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Creative! … and fun. Cinderella’s cinder is grease and Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. Makes perfect sense.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
What is there not to love about the Raven Boys and the idea of ley lines being a bridge between spiritualism and magic and science? Also, I like the way things are described in there:
“The voice was careful, masculine and local; the vowels had all the edges sanded off…..”
“…there was something pregnant about the night…”
Maggie Stiefvater is the fairest of them all.
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
While I was reading it, it seemed ok.
It is like cheap whisky… you wake up promising to never do that again.
Happy Father’s Day!