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John Dies at the End – A Review in Brief

John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book starts out with two young dudes fighting a monster made of deli cuts and spewing sausages, you know you’re going to have a good time. From the first few pages, John Dies at the End had me repeatedly […]

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The Tommyknockers – A Review in Brief

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Tommyknockers has moments of greatness, but suffers from the same problem as some of King’s other works; it’s just too damned long. There were parts of the story that had me rapt, engaged, and wanting to know what happens next, but then there […]

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Review in Brief – Thrawn: Treason (Book 3)

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Thrawn series might have stumbled with its second book, but #3 fixes most of those mistakes and makes for an exciting entry. Eli Vanto is back and Anakin/Vader is relegated to mere mentions, which is a blessing, because I’m not sure I could […]

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Cannery Row – A Review in Brief

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cannery row is less of a story and more of a description of a place in time. Steinbeck describes a coastal town with incredible detail using a constantly shifting perspective, examining the town through the eyes of a given person or place. It takes […]

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