With about a quarter of the book left their are some plot lines that finally come together in some of the most spectacular twists in a novel I've had in a long time. I really enjoyed The Fifth Season and am intrigued to keep on with the story. I didn't fall in love with the book like I was hoping but I enjoyed the ride enough that I could see continuing on with it.
Don't be fooled by the title, Ego Is the Enemy is not a modern day Chicken Soup for the Soul self-help novel. After hearing some extremely positive reviews from people I know and follow on the internet I decided that it was time to take a break from the world of science fiction and fantasy and read about how ego could be my enemy.
I originally wrote this post before the election. Now with the results known this post has quite a bit less relevance then I thought it would. I still believe that although we as a country lost a big battle this November, I do want to highlight some of the bright spots of this political season. These were the voices of reason that Jenn and I clung to up until days before the election.
On the night of the election I wrote a post titled Election 2016: Completely and Utterly Devastated. It was written only minutes after the official word came down that Donald Trump would be the next President. In the last week I've felt an immense sense of loss that I can only compare to that of losing someone close to me. It appears there are many in this country who feel the same way. As I write this there are protests happening across the country in protest of the President elect.
The clock reads 11:40PM and I just saw a tweet from the Associated Press that they’ve awarded the election to Donald J Trump. It’s a sentence that I have a hard time trying to fathom. When I got home from work a little after 4:30PM the first state results were coming in and everything just felt slightly closer then polls were suggesting pre-election. I spent so much of the last three weeks reading websites like 538, New York Times, Slate, Politico, and the like. All polls and signs pointed to a Clinton landslide, if not that then a solid victory. Nothing could prepare me though for the devastation of learning that Donald Trump will be our next President.