Thursday, June 25, 2009

Haiku Reviews

Haiku reviews are one of the kewlest ideas ever. (Okay, that was NOT meant to sound as blatantly egotistical as it sounded. It was meant to be unblatantly egotistical.) Seriously. Not only did they inspire a contest, but they won me fourth place. So awesome.

(Have you read The Warded Man yet? If you likey the fantasy stuff, you should. [I have to go for the parenthetical parenthetical to say that I accidentally typed 'fantasy studd' the first time. But of course, who doesn't like fantasy studds?})

That got me looking around on the Net for some more haikuey goodness. Kinda like gooey goodness only not really. This reminds me of a time when I was in college, and a girl came up to me and said, "You know, I've got a sweater exactly like that, only it's got short sleeves, and the pattern is a little different, and it's a different color." Yeah, thanks. Your sweater is EXACTLY like mine.

Anyway, going back to the whole haiku thing, I found haiku film reviews on Here are some of my favorites that they had up there:

X-Men: The Last Stand
More of the X same
X stuff; filmed well, but leaving
me thinking X meh.

Neil Gaiman knows
that good children's fairy tales
are made for adults.

I Am Legend
Super Zombies who
should know how to drive and shoot
scream and bite instead.

Awesome, huh? You should go read the rest of them.

Anyway, here are some of my latest haiku reviews. If you are like me, and The Hunger Games was buried somewhere in your to-read list and just hadn't made it to the top yet, get your arse out there and buy it NOW. Read my haiku below for an in-depth explanation of why.

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Wow wow wowie wow
Wowie wowie wow-wow-wow
Wowie wow WOWZA

The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks
It started out slow
But the ninja awesomeness
Comes later. Stick with it!

Fragile Eternity, by Melissa Marr
Man, it's hard to beat
Wicked Lovely; this one was
Still a lot of fun

Samurai Girl: The Book of the Sword, by Carrie Asai
It's got martial arts
And was written by 'Carrie'
Of course I loved it.

Don't forget to enter the contest for the Wolverine book!


PJ Hoover said...

I have Fragile Eternity on my list, too. I loved Wicked Lovely and have been holding off on this one, but i'll get to it this summer.

K.C. Shaw said...

It's subtle, but I think you are recommending The Hunger Games, am I right? Maybe I'll throw it in my next Amazon order.

Sherrie Petersen said...

LOVED the Hunger Games. I couldn't have described it better myself :)

Sherrie Petersen said...

BTW, the haiku that won you 4th place, was definitely made of awesome!

Kelly Polark said...

I need to put The Hunger Games on my To Read list, too!

Kelly Polark said...

I liked your poem (for the contest) but the site scared me!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Haiku reviews ARE awesome!
I've always been a fan of the haiku. Maybe I'll try my hand at this.

Whirlochre said...

Carrie Harris is
& liciously snarf

Carrie Harris said...

PJ: I'll be interested to hear what you think.

KC: Subtle is my middle name. But yes, you should read it.

Sherrie: Thanks. :)

Kelly: You definitely won't regret it. And sorry to have scared you! His book is not particularly scary, and the site makes sense if you've read the book, so it just didn't occur to me. Sorry about that!

Alyssa: They're a lot of fun! Let me know if you try them so I can come read.

Whirlochre: AWESOME! A Carrie haiku! I wish I was a multi-millionaire, because I would give you a million bucks. That's how awesome that poem is.