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The Pygmy Dragon by Marc Secchia. Or, Back to class!

Read July  2016 Recommended for the author. To re-work.  ★     “This week’s assignment will be to write two chapters of a young adult book about a Pygmy girl, dragons and special powers.” At least, that’s how I imagine The … Continue reading

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The Diamond Age, Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson.

Read March to April 2016 Recommended for hard core Stephenson fans  ★     ★ Initially, I wasn’t tempted by The Diamond Age, but the subtitle drew me in. A book advising young women? Interesting. However, given a choice between this … Continue reading

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Rising Tide by Rajan Khanna. More like Receding.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of steampunk  ★    ★    1/2 There’s something about this series that just doesn’t click with me. To start, it picks up a few hours after the cliffanger ending of the last book. … Continue reading

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Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan. Furious? No. Confused? Yes.

Read April 2014 Recommended for fans of Richard K. Morgan ★   ★     Some times a book doesn’t get to be judged as a stand-alone work. When it’s the third book in a loosely connected series featuring the same lead character, … 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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