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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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Red Knight Falling by Craig Schaefer

Read January 2017 Recommended for those times you want UF action without overt sexism  ★     ★    ★    Urban fantasy often falls into what I think of as ‘gym reads.’ They tend to be light-weight philosophically, action-focused with streamlined … Continue reading

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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Read August 2013 Recommended for fans of absurdist thrillers  ★    ★    ★    ★    I opened Angelmaker with high expectations. I enjoyed The Gone-Away World a great deal, and admired the blend of characterization, humor, and social commentary with a … Continue reading

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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Read January, 2014 ★   1/2 This is a tough one to review. Not because my reaction to the read wasn’t particularly clear –it was– but because my good friends over at Shelf Inflicted and I differ significantly in our … Continue reading

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Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. Or Action movie 101.

Recommended to Carol by: Kristen Read from September 22 to 23, 2012, read count: twice ★   ★   ★ After the second read-through, I’ve come to the conclusion that Sandman Slim is Jason Statham starring in a Simon R. Green … Continue reading

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Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Recommended for: urban fantasy readers who love action Read in May, 2011 ★ ★ ★ 1/2 Turned out to be a fun, engaging read, and I’ll definitely check out the next book in the series. The first person point of … Continue reading

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Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston, or transformation to a seriel killer

Recommended for: Tarantino fans Read on March 26, 2013, read count: one and a half, give or take, because i skimmed some and re-read other parts ★  ★  ★ An explosive read that demands a soundtrack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrwjiO… Here we go! … Continue reading

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