Tag Archives: Books I read in 2014

Not much to say: Terry Pratchett’s Pyramids

In looking back at my previous blog entries, I realized that the last three books I’ve read weren’t exactly, well, good. The Ronin’s Mistress was decent, at best, but it still didn’t quite impress me. Luckily, I’ve gotten out of that slump- as I’ve been reading some Pratchett. Dude’s been knighted, so you know he’s …

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Looking back, looking forward!

Happy New Year, everyone! So, 2015. We’re a day into it, so here’s to hoping it’ll be better than 2014. One of my resolutions is (as it usually is) to write more. I’ve had fun writing this blog, and I hope you’ve had fun reading it, too. Skimming my archives, it looks like I read …

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Book Review: Mike Carey’s The Devil You Know.

Hey everybody! I’ve been a little off of my mostly-weekly schedule, and for that I apologize. Things have been pretty busy with the Holiday season, as one would expect. I was going to write up something cynical and holiday themed, but I actually found myself in a good mood once the actual holidays rolled around, …

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Book Review: Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman

Hey everybody, looks like it’s time for some more Steampunk. The Bookman is probably the steampunkiest book I’ve read so far this year. The goggles and such are just window dressing in Soulless, and Perdido Street Station really is its own thing. In contrast, The Bookman pretty much runs down the checklist of various steampunky …

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Book Review: Stephen Harding’s The Last Battle

I need to read more non-fiction. I always need to read more non-fiction. It’s not that I dislike non-fiction books, it’s just that the typical trade paperback format is a lot more convenient. Most non-fiction is published in formats larger than the typical sci-fi trade paperback, so it’s slightly harder to just stuff the book …

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I’m (reading about) Batman! A review of The Further Adventures of Batman.

Hey look, it’s more tie-in fiction! Again, after slogging through The Sword of Shanara, I felt like reading something a little faster paced. Which brings us to The Further Adventures of Batman, a 1989 anthology of stories…well, about Batman. This was another used bookstore find, and one that I probably would’ve passed up if I …

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Flashman IN SPAAAACE: Sandy Mitchell’s Duty Calls.

Head to any bookstore, and you’re sure to find a sizeable shelf of ‘series’ fiction, or however you want to label it. Star Wars, Star Trek, D&D, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Magic: The Gathering…basically, any major multimedia geek property is bound to have at least a handful of cheap paperbacks written in that particular universe. …

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Book Review: Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. So in ye olden Fantasy Land of Elves and Dwarves and such, a mysterious wizard recruits a young man of the humblest of origins to go on a great quest. This quest is of the utmost importance, centering around an ancient magical artifact of great power that …

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Sixth floor, dismemberment: A review of James Kisner’s Tower of Evil

So, after the less horror/more urban fantasy read of Night Watch, I figured I’d read something that’s straight-up horror. Trashy, gory, cheesy horror. Which brings us to James Kisner’s Tower of Evil. So this was another random find at one of my favorite used bookstores, Long Lost Friends (well worth checking out, by the way). …

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Book Review: Sergei Lukyanenko’s Night Watch

My dad once told me a joke about Russian literature: “Ivan looked out the window, and a thousand thoughts went through his head. Thought number one…” Night Watch is kind of throwing my October Horror schtick off, because it’s not really a horror novel. Oh sure, there’s the occasional vampire or demon, but the book’s …

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