Crichton provides adventure, a dollop of racist ideas about ‘the dark continent’ of Africa, and enough cannibals to make Dahmer feel uncomfortable.
Abbadon’s Gate manages to blow past its predecessors with another incredible story and standout new characters. More impressive, it keeps the tension high even while most of the story takes place in one location.
Detective Poirot is a delight from start to finish. He’s meticulous, cunning, and has a dry, at times condescending sense of humor that lightens the story.
Cabal’s third adventure is easily as good as his first and far outstrips the second.
Overall, I was engaged every minute through Doug’s book and I would highly recommend it to any video game fan. Hell, even the young’uns out there who think strategy has always been found on YouTube might enjoy this piece of what is quickly becoming history.
The style is unmistakably Crichton, and for someone who thought I was done with his collection, Easy Go was a welcome surprise.
From a Certain Point of View by Elizabeth Schaefer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Star Wars fiction has always been a mixed bag, and the same is true of this collection. The concept behind From a Certain Point of View is wonderful: iconic moments from A New Hope, told from the eyes of ancillary … Continue reading From a Certain Point of View – 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 … Continue reading John Dies at the End – A Review in Brief
It by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Going in to this novel, I had no idea what to expect. I've seen the trailers for the movies, but never actually watched them. As a huge fan of Stephen King, I can say this is one of his best. IT stands as a unique … Continue reading Book Review in Brief – IT – Stephen King