Book review: Upgrade

Upgrade

Upgrade,
by Blake Crouch
Ballantine Books
7/12/2022
352 pages
Science Fiction/Thriller

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The last book I received for review took me forever  to finish, as I found it quite boring.
It just took a few days for Upgrade, which I avidly devoured. This was my first try with Blake Crouch, and now I really want to read his two previous books.

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Friday Face Off: Under the Sea

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is
“Under the Sea”

I’m finally back! Last time was in March… Time flies.
For this week theme, this famous French classic scifi came to mind. That could be a nice incentive to reread it!
I still remember the gorgeous Jules Verne editions I read it as a child:

Vingt mille lieues

Bu there are other really neat covers:

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Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Friday face off Under the sea

The choice was very difficult this week: I basically love each cover!
My favorite today is the last one, which is the Barnes & Noble 2012 Leather Bound edition.
It actually reminds me a bit of the style of my childhood edition, this time in blue.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday:
“Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise”

Friday Face Off: Gadgets and airships

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is “Gadgets and airships

The gadget that came to mind right away in combination with airships is the Babel fish: a tiny yellow fish placed in Arthur’s ear so he could understand the Vogon speech. Of course you have recognized which book I’m talking about:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Click on the cover to read more about it

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Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Face off Gadget

 

My favorite is the Masterworks edition, I think.
This was a difficult choice, they are all so very different. I prefer this one because of the artistic use of colors.

Featuring this book gives me the desire to try it again. I DNFed it a few years ago, and can’t even remember why. I have the feeling I would enjoy it more now.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday:
The most recent book you’ve read that has covers to compare