Profile for Sheldon Ehli > Reviews


Sheldon Ehli's Profile

Customer Reviews: 8
Top Reviewer Ranking: 22,085,486
Helpful Votes: 21

Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Sheldon Ehli RSS Feed

Page: 1
Sea of Silver Light (Otherland, Book 4)
Sea of Silver Light (Otherland, Book 4)
by Tad Williams
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.99
161 used & new from $0.01

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been cut down by a few hundred pages, May 17, 2002
I would like to first say that I loved this series, along with most of Tad's work. But this novel was for lack of a better word, boring. For 3/4 of the novel the main characters are stuck in a gray landscape with nothing around them. It did not make for very exciting reading. Only in the last 200 pages or so did the novel pick up. Bad conclusion to a great series.

Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man, Book 1)
Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man, Book 1)
by Robin Hobb
Edition: Hardcover
84 used & new from $0.01

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, January 10, 2002
I don't usually take the time to write reviews of the books I read, but I will definitely make an exception for Fool's Errand. I did not want this book to end. It was like seeing you best friend again after many long years. This and the rest of the Farseer books are a must read for everyone.
And if Robin Hobb reads this interview, keep up the amazing work. You are truly a gifted writer.

The Collapsium
The Collapsium
by Wil McCarthy
Edition: Hardcover
62 used & new from $0.18

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plausible yet startling, August 4, 2000
This review is from: The Collapsium (Hardcover)
How would people behave given the ability to "fax" themselves anywhere--incidentally eliminating mortality as if it were a bug in our operating system? What issues would arise that even they wouldn't expect?
This is a book of questions, with a hard SF setting. Highly recomended.

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories
In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories
by Terry Bisson
Edition: Hardcover
28 used & new from $0.01

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Fire, April 26, 2000
Terry's story was a great homage to Arthur C. Clarke's story 9 Billion Names for God, or something like that. Overall a great collection from a proven writer. Highly recomended.

Into the Darkness (World at War, Book 1)
Into the Darkness (World at War, Book 1)
by Harry Turtledove
Edition: Hardcover
36 used & new from $0.01

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Names, April 25, 2000
I only read the first chapter in this book, so I can't comment on the story. But the names that Turtledove came up with are horrible. Its like he picked letters out of the alphabet at random and slaped them togetther. I could not tell if what the characters where talking about was a person, town, or country. He has over 100 major characters in just the first book, and about10 - 15 viewpoint characters. WAY too much for my tast, especially when you can't tell them apart. Another thing that turned me off was that this is a planned 6 book series, and if he is like everyone else out in fantast land, it will be more like 8 or 10. Save your money and go out and get something by Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin.

The Sorrows (Ulster cycle)
The Sorrows (Ulster cycle)
by Randy Lee Eickhoff
Edition: Hardcover
67 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars The Sorrows, April 19, 2000
Eickhoff's "The Sorrows" is a good fantasy in the tradition of Grahm Joyce. The book does tend to drag in places, but overall its a very excellent, well written book that captures Ireland's customs.

The Naked God
The Naked God
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
119 used & new from $0.01

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Just Have to Give it 5, December 23, 1999
This review is from: The Naked God (Hardcover)
I might be a little generouse in giving TNG 5 stars, but based on the past two books, I think I can give Hamilton a little slack. The series as a whole was jaw-dropping. I have no other way of describing it. I felt that TNG did get a little tedious at places, and the end was rushed. I felt that Hamilton could have used at least 100 pages just wrap it all up, instead of the 20 or so he used. His world-building was on a scale that I can only compare to Dune or The Hyperion Cantos. I was the perfect merging of space opera, nano-tech, VR, horror, fantasy, and 20 othere genres I can't even name. To be blunt, this series had it all, and TNG was a satisfying end to it all.

Hearts In Atlantis
Hearts In Atlantis
by Stephen King
Edition: Hardcover
911 used & new from $0.01

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well, the first story was good......, December 23, 1999
This review is from: Hearts In Atlantis (Hardcover)
don't get me wrong, i love SK. but this book sucks. the first story "low men in yellow coats" was great, but that was a result of the connection to the Dark Tower series which i LOVE. wizard and glass was one of SK's best books ever! but this book went downhill after low men. i do appreciate SK's attempt at literary acceptance, or whatever it is he wants. but i miss the old, big, huge, monster books he wrote. ones with plots, many characters that you know better than you own parents, etc. hell, the green mile was one of the greater books of the 90's, and different seasons was an excellent collection of stories. if those cannot grant literary acceptance, then SK will be hard pressed to write something that will. and if he outdose those books, i'll be in heaven enjoying every word. SK, finish the Dark Tower! and get well soon!

Page: 1