Crichton provides adventure, a dollop of racist ideas about ‘the dark continent’ of Africa, and enough cannibals to make Dahmer feel uncomfortable.
What’s a holiday story that doesn’t start with bloodshed, cursing, and a little good-old-fashioned graveyard sex?
That's right, The Nick Ventner Adventures are alive and well! Downpour marks the second full-length novel in the series and picks up shortly after the events of Whiteout.
Clearly, Crichton got better with time as we all do, but for those looking for lost gems in his back catalogue, you can skip this one.
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.
There’s been a murder, but it’s teatime...
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.
The Tommyknockers by Stephen KingMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThe 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 were also … Continue reading The Tommyknockers – A Review in Brief