Posts Tagged ‘review’

I can say with confidence at this point that Jacqueline Carey is one of my favorite authors. It’s the detail, I think. It gets me every time. The characters don’t hurt, either. This is the second book featuring Moirinn, who’s half D’Angeline and half Alban (I’d spell the tribe, but that would require me to […]

Ugh. So I finally sat down at the end of last week and read Breaking Dawn. I don’t even have the energy to truly review it. You know what it’s about; Bella Swan and her perfect love and her perfect transition to vampirehood and her perfectly perfect child with the most terrible name ever given […]

Tuesday evening I finished Ilium, by Dan Simmons. This book has been languishing in one of my piles of “to be read” books for quite some time, but after I finished the Tim Powers, I wanted to transition to something totally different, but equally dense and full of plot and character. Ilium did not disappoint. […]

The Stress of Her Regard earned a place on my “OMFG BEST BOOK EVAR” shelf within the first few chapters. It quickly jumped up among such greats as The Court of the Air (I swear Nikki, I will mail this to you. SOON), and The Lies of Locke Lamora. There’s just so much to it. […]

I’m a history geek, but in my not so humble opinion, the older the better. This is why my background is in ancient history, instead of American history. I’ve joked on more than one occasion that America isn’t old enough to have history. (I do believe Eddie Izzard agrees with me: “I’m from England; that’s […]

Based on my pseudo-review of the previous several books in the Southern Vampire series, you know that I’ve been on a Sookie Stackhouse binge the past few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed these books, and this most recent one was almost equally as enjoyable as the previous entries, though I have a few quibbles with it. […]

I cannot recommend this book enough. Are you breathing? Yes? Then READ THIS BOOK. If the following wee passage doesn’t enlighten you, you’re hopeless: “Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods […]

Since the DM show two weeks ago, I’ve really been feeling the joy in music again (I’ve also been pretty obsessively listening to Depeche Mode. Mostly Ultra). Not that it ever really truly diminished, I think it’s just that I’ve had a hard time the past couple of years really feeling the joy in much […]

Since everyone and their grandmother have reviewed the majority of the Southern Vampire series for Cannonball already, I’m going to go ahead and be lazy and not review most of them. Over the last three weeks or so, I’ve caught up to the current release of the series. I’d already read the first few books, […]

What can I say about Good Omens that hasn’t already been said (possibly twice)? It was awesome. I loved it. The book starts off at the Beginning, with an angel and a demon discussing the Banishment from Eden of you-know-who. At this point, they’re probably cordial enemies. The sort of people who are aware that […]