Category: Books

reviews of books

Book: Boneshaker

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first real “steampunk” novel. So good I bought it twice (well ok, received it as a gift, left it on vacation, bought another copy to finish it). Set in a fantastical 19th Century Seattle infested with zombies, entombed in a wall, swirling in poisonous […]

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Book: Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier My rating: 3 of 5 stars Slightly impenetrable to start but it quickly became a captivating read. Nicely paced through two storylines with a particular dense type of writing that requires skipping back a few paragraphs to check for missed phrasing every now and then. Somewhat expected ending in terms […]

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Book: Transition

Sorry Martin, it wasn’t that bad, honest! Transition by Iain M. Banks My rating: 3 of 5 stars Billed as a “return to form” (although apart from the more recent The Steep Approach to Garbadale I haven’t really had any issues, especially the Iain M Banks sci-fi as opposed to the Iain Banks thrillers (which […]

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Book: Huge: A Novel

Huge: A Novel by James Fuerst My rating: 3 of 5 stars A nice little book about a wildly disturbed 12-year old boy with an anger problem. I didn’t like the last two pages of the ending (no spoilers) and the protagonist thinks like characters in Dawson’s Creek talk – verbosely and way above their […]

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