Saturday, August 24, 2013


NOS4A2NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Christmasland is not a place I ever want to visit.

Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, does a pretty nice job writing horror fiction. N0S4A2 was a quick and engaging read; the characters were developed nicely. Some of the imagery was down right creepy, like fishing hooks for teeth creepy.

I'll probably check out some of the other things Joe's written.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

The Dog Stars

The Dog StarsThe Dog Stars by Peter Heller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not many survived the flu; those who did likely got The Blood. It seemed as if the twilight of humanity was trying to swallow all who remained.

I made my way quickly through this story; it was one of those novels that I just had to finish as soon as I could. It wasn't exactly the happiest of subjects, but it didn't need to be, it was fantastic regardless.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gun Machine

Gun MachineGun Machine by Warren Ellis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It starts with a naked man in a building, who just happens to be breaking from reality and carrying a shotgun. Two New York City Detectives enter the building with the intent of taking the naked gun slinging man into custody. A knee buckles and one detective is shot dead, the second detective then shoots the naked man dead. The result of this mess is a whole in the wall, which leads to an apartment lined with hundreds of guns. The detective isn't allowed to take leave after the shooting; he's got to work the massive amount of work he just uncovered.

I enjoyed this fast paced adventure, the story was put together well and the dark humor was great. I'll be reading Ellis' other novel at some point in the future; I'll check out some of his graphic novels as well.

This was a great find at the local library on the new fiction shelf.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian FriendThe Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book let me down; I had high hopes for it.

The book has a mix of things I hoped would be awesome, a couple of crime families, corrupt police officers, and mayhem. The way the story was composed and weaved together was odd and uneven. Apparently this is the first book of a trilogy, but I can't even begin to understand how this will turn into more than what it already is, something I didn’t like.

Ah well, onto the next one, hopefully it’ll be better then this one.

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