Category Archives: Book reviews

The Killing Kind by John Connolly

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of mystery/horror ★    ★    ★    1/2 to four stars Finally Connolly lives up to the promise in The Lovers, book 8 in the Charlie Parker series. It is a mystery series that often borders … Continue reading

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Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of Butcher and noir PI ★    ★    ★      I see dead people. Well, I don’t, not really, although I do regularly encounter the dying. But I was curious to see how a urban … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Read  August 2017 Recommended for Americans ★    ★    ★    ★    ★    “And all this is happening in the richest and freest country in the world, and in the middle of the 20th century. The subtle and deadly change of … Continue reading

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Like childhood.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for ? fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2 This is definitely not a young adult book. If you should try, with best intentions, after reading numerous glowing reviews and having heard Connolly’s name bandied about … Continue reading

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Chaos Mage by Stephen Aryan

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of epic fantasy and sieges ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Wow, what a stroke of luck! The rather crabby clerk at Half-Price Books wanted me to know it’d be half an hour before … Continue reading

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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives, L.A. ★    ★    ★    ★      In book three of the Harry Bosch series, Connelly finally hits his stride. The preceding two books frequently referenced the lethal shooting of a … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes Vol.2 Friendship to the Max!

Read  July 2017 Recommended for chicks who love camping or graphic novels ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ Score! For a person who ordinarily struggles with the format of graphic novels, this series is the max, adorbs, the bomb, rad, … Continue reading

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Regeneration by Stacey Berg. Rejuvenating.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of apocalypse settings, interesting women ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Regeneration is the second part of an absolutely stunning duology. Read it if you liked Kameron Hurley’s Bel Dame series, and especially read it … Continue reading

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One of Us is Lying (aka A Story About Lying)

  It could be me. It could be debra. Punchline: It’s both of us. https://www.goodreads.com/read_status… Literary fiction almost sucks me in with these titles that sound like the beginning of great stories. Or good memes:       Personally, while … Continue reading

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The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata. Not the Last Good Woman.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of military thrillers ★    ★    ★    Short version: a nail-biting action thriller. Read it if you want thriller, but not to experience anything new in female characterization or military sci-fi. “If Daniel could offer … Continue reading

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