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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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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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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie, and he doesn’t mean fish

Recommended for: fans of gritty fantasy Read October 2011 ★  ★  ★  ★     AKA “Abercrombie and the Ultimate Anti-Heroes.”Here’s the short review: reading Best Served Cold is like being a guest judge on ‘Iron Chef America: Sardines.’ Sure, … Continue reading

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Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks, or video game fantasy defined

Recommended for: fans of Glen Cook Read from January 15 to 22, 2012, read count: twice ★★ While Weeks is talented at developing the video game fantasy, a genre I am now officially defining for public benefit, it lacks most … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks or it’s time for us to part

Recommended for: no one, really Read from March 23 to May 12, 2012 ★ Some times, I just get profoundly disappointed. When that happens, it becomes quite a challenge to keep on with second, third and fourth chances, which is … Continue reading

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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Recommended for: epic fantasy fans Read in August, 2011 ★   ★   ★   ★   The Blade Itself will undoubtedly become classic fantasy. I found it engrossing, and one of the best examples of the “darker” epic fantasies, with protagonists lacking … Continue reading

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Prince of Thorns, or, Why I Do I Hate You?

  Recommended for: no one, really Read on January 10, 2012 ★   Here’s Cliff Notes to my review: The Blade Itself Lite, with significantly less character development, a typical revenge plot and little redemption. Feels suspiciously like watching a … Continue reading

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