Book Reviews

January 10, 2013
The Black Prism (Lightbringer 1) - Brent Weeks
Its in the high fantasy genre with a few interesting twists. The magic system is based on the light spectrum (more)
April 7, 2012
Song of the Quarkbeast (Last Dragonslayer 2) - Jasper Fforde
It was a fun read. There were good mystery adventure elements as the hero, a 16 year old orphan (more)
April 1, 2012
Dead to Me (Simon Canderous 1) - Anton Strout
While I have the next three books I don't know if I have the stomach to read the next (more)
Jan 7, 2012
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn 4) - Brandon Sanderson
I practically read it cover to cover in one sitting. (more)
September 30, 2011
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor 1) - Mike Carey
Fast paced ending and decent hook at the end saves what was sometimes a tedious plot. (more)
December 4, 2011
One of out Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next) - Jasper Fforde
I am glad I returned to the series. I thought the plot had become overly complex (more)
September 28, 2011
The Black Lung Captain (Tales of the Ketty Jay 2) - Chris Wooding
It is a tale delivers on the promise of the first book and guarantees that future books in the series are going to be worth (more)
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September 2, 2011
Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1) - Chris Wooding
Its not really Steampunk because it's set on a different world, but there's alot of brass fittings and goggles all over the place. (more)
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July 15, 2011
Once a Hero - Michael Stackpole
A good fantasy novel. There is really nothing new here. Men and elves and other species are at war (more)
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July 2, 2011
A Hard Day's Knight (Nightside 11) - Simon Green
As far as a Nightside book goes it is pretty good. (more)
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October 30, 2010
Keys to the Kingdom (7 book series) - Garth Nix
A young timid boy stumbles upon a key that leads him into a series of adventures that both takes seven days and spans all of space and time. (more)
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October 14, 2010
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim 1) - Richard Kadrey
The wise-cracking, mystery solving protagonist dishes out his own form of justice against the people who did him wrong. (more)
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July 6, 2010
Bite Me (A Love Story 3) - Christopher Moore
The greatest flaw of the book was that it was too short. (more)
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June 13, 2010
The City & the City - China Mieville
Two cities with a different political and economic system, and distinct cultural mores, share the same geography. (more)
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June 2, 2010
Spook Country - William Gibson
I was pretty disappointed with the book. The near-future genre is only interesting if the technology/societal changes are interesting in some way. (more)
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May 14, 2010
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) - Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files series is alive and still fantastic. In Changes, we see some very big changes in Harry Dresden's life. (more)
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