Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: David Gemmell’s Druss the Legend

Once again, I’ve been slacking! Been working with the whole ‘book a week’ goal, which I’m … well, a little ways behind, but the year’s yet young, so I should hopefully be able to catch up before too terribly long. Should have a few more book reviews coming in the next few weeks, so stay …

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Book Review: Jack Vance’s Space Opera

Sometimes, I get Jack Vance and Gene Wolfe mixed up. Which I imagine will draw cries of indignation from just a few of you, while the rest go ‘huh?’ Though to be fair, they both have a similar, almost dreamy kind of style (though now that I think of it Wolfe is a little more …

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Book Review: The Ninja, by Eric Van Lustbader

Here we go. My buddy Jeremy (of A Brew to a Kill), is pretty much the best friend a guy could ask for. As we were hanging out a few weeks ago, and he hits me with “I got you a present from the thrift store.” Dude’s got mad Goodwill skills– he once gave me …

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Book Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

I’ve been in something of a rut lately, not reading as much as I probably should. I’ve just been busy– though it’s also easy to blame Ready Player One for putting me off the written word in general. But here’s to hoping this is just a temporary slowdown! Or if nothing else maybe I just …

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Book Review: Royal Flash, by George MacDonald Fraser

After reading (and surviving) Ready Player One, I figured I’d go with something ostensibly smarter to cleanse my literary palate, which brings us to George MacDonald Fraser’s Royal Flash. The funny thing is, if you have a couple of beers and squint, the two books are kind of similar. Both of them are littered with …

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Book Review: Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Whenever I read something outside my wheelhouse, like a romance novel, or a YA novel, or a YA romance or whatever, I try to step back and remember that some books (or heck, some whole genres) are Not For Me. As a result, it can be a fine line to walk between “this book sucks …

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Book Review: Hounded, by Kevin Hearne

Oh hey, I’m vaguely topical for once! As today’s book review covers some vaguely Irish-flavored Urban Fantasy. I mean, I make it a point not to drink green beer, so I guess this review will be most of how I celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Anyway, a friend of mine absolutely loves Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid …

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Book Review: S.L. Viehl’s Beyond Varallan

Sometimes, you want to like a book, but it just doesn’t work out. Case in point: S.L. Viehl’s Beyond Varallan. As with a lot of the stuff I read, I stumbled across a bunch of Viehl’s books in a (sadly closing) used bookstore fairly recently, and they caught my interest. I mean, hey, if Viehl …

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Book Review: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson is another of those classic sci-fi writers who I’ve read before, but not recently– so here we are! The High Crusade was in the big pile o’ books my brother in law foisted on me a few months ago, and so here we are! Published in 1960 (first serialized in Astounding magazine, and …

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Book Review: Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

Turns out, books that don’t come out of the dollar paperback bin are usually better than those that do. Go figure. Case in point, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. I picked it up from the library on a whim, at which point I devoured it over the course of a few days, and now here we …

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