Tag Archives: Books

Abarat by Clive Barker

I have had Clive Barker’s Abarat series on my To Read list for the longest time but for one reason or another, never got around to starting it.  While it is probably blasphemous to read it on the Kindle rather than … Continue reading

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The City & The City by China Mieville

  Thank goodness for another highly creative, thought-provoking, fascinating, and infinitely readable novel by China Mieville. This is first and foremost a murder mystery.  But it is the setting, two cities, Besźe and Ul Qoma, co-existing in the same geographical … Continue reading

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Play With Fire and Blood Will Tell by Dana Stabenow

         Since they recently came out on Kindle, I’ve been buying and re-reading the earlier Kate Shugak novels by Dana Stabenow, one of my favorite writers. Play with Fire is a rather disturbing mixture of mushrooms, fire, and fanaticism.  This was the … Continue reading

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Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd

Every now and then I read an autobiography.  Cybill Shepherd’s version of her life came out on Kindle as a freebie and what the heck, I loved Moonlighting and always thought she was an amazing woman for more then just … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

I absolutely loved this little gem of a novella by Steve Martin.  You would think from the title that it is the autobiography of one of our feline companions.  Daniel Pecan Cambridge, the protagonist, may not be a cat, but … Continue reading

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Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris’ eleventh in the Sookie Stackhouse novels was enjoyable if a little light compared to others in the series.  It felt a bit more like setting up for the final books then a story in and of itself.  Not … Continue reading

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Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

I’ve finished the thirteenth book in the Wheel of Time series.  This particular installment is even better than the last book, and has me very eager for the final chapter, A Memory of Light, due March 2012.  Perrin Aybara and … Continue reading

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman

I really enjoyed this fairy tale.  Once again I was a few chapters in before I realized I had seen the movie, but really the movie did not do it justice (although I loved it and the casting of Claire … Continue reading

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Walking Dead by C. E. Murphy

Book Four of the Walker Papers, this one was pretty decent – I mean, Seattle, zombies, ghosts, shamanistic healing and the Great Hunt, how can you go wrong?   Joanne still doesn’t have too much of a clue as to what … Continue reading

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Storm of the Century by Stephen King

I reread this screenplay over the last week after finding the book on the floor under one of my bookshelves.  I almost forgot I had this one.  It was kind of strange to be reading an actual physical book after … Continue reading

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