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Apr 13

Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey I really enjoyed this book, even though it’s a post-apocalyptic book about zombies. I think dystopias are depressing and zombies are scary and yucky, but this one slipped in under my radar by being categorized only as “sci-fi” and starting out sounding more like Firestarter or …

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Mar 28

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey “Working-Class Space Opera,” my friend described this, and that’s as spot-on a description as I could come up with. What more would you want in a space opera? Stalwart heroes and heroines, space ships, gun battles, alien first contact, interplanetary war, intrepid colonists, post-human societies and zero-g sex. The …

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Mar 18

Book Review: Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion There are two kinds of classic novels. One is the kind you’re hit over the head with in high school, (or forced to read it a few years too early, if you went to an aggressively academic school), and as an adult, if you remember the book …

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Mar 12

Book Review: Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris This book starts out kind of clumsily, with Jack and Grace pretending to be the perfect couple. I think the word “perfect” was used probably a dozen times in the opening scene. But the tension is there from the first moment. Jack is beautiful, Grace is thin, the souffle …

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Feb 20

Book Review: Queen of Blood

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst While the era of the western novel may have come and gone, this book, which came out in 2016, proves that high fantasy is still going strong. It has all the elements of an archetype of this trope: magic, queens, men with swords and armor, danger, a …

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