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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1320 on: January 07, 2023, 11:47:46 AM »
S.A. Crosby's latest book is actually a recycled version of his first, unpublished book from 15 years ago. And it shows. Very unhappy with this one.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1321 on: January 10, 2023, 09:53:51 AM »
The first book in the Naturalist series about a socially inept botanist who solves serial murders. It was really fun!

The final book, though, Dark Pattern, did not stick the landing. Disappointing after a four book series...

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1322 on: January 26, 2023, 09:37:49 AM »
Light, dumb adventure. Great stuff too! White Plague.

Book two in this fun series. Protocol Zero.

Book three in the Joe Rush series. Have loved this series so far. One more to go... And I don't think Joe Rush is in any shape to deal with it, poor bastard. 

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1323 on: February 02, 2023, 10:07:03 AM »
So Spare is beautifully narrated by Harry, but this book is insulting. It's TMI and it's attention whoring on a level I've never encountered before. He'll have long rants about journalists he hates and, instead of having a legit reason to hate them, he'll go on and on about the use of serial commas, and insult their writing and their families. Like a petty little spoiled brat.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1324 on: February 03, 2023, 01:41:54 PM »
I have real Royal Fatigue right now, so this has stayed off my radar.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1325 on: February 10, 2023, 11:30:39 AM »
The first book in the Naturalist series about a socially inept botanist who solves serial murders. It was really fun!

The final book, though, Dark Pattern, did not stick the landing. Disappointing after a four book series...

Despite a let down in the final reel, I started this guy's new series. Angel Killer. As with the last series -- a good start!

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1326 on: March 05, 2023, 01:17:01 PM »
Light, dumb adventure. Great stuff too! White Plague.

Book two in this fun series. Protocol Zero.

Book three in the Joe Rush series. Have loved this series so far. One more to go... And I don't think Joe Rush is in any shape to deal with it, poor bastard. 

And finished the series. Book four was a little weak.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1327 on: April 16, 2023, 04:01:49 PM »
Get your shrooms on! The Entangled Life was a fascinating read.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1328 on: May 01, 2023, 09:37:21 AM »
The first book in the Naturalist series about a socially inept botanist who solves serial murders. It was really fun!

The final book, though, Dark Pattern, did not stick the landing. Disappointing after a four book series...

Despite a let down in the final reel, I started this guy's new series. Angel Killer. As with the last series -- a good start!

Book two in this series was pretty weak. Blah.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1329 on: June 06, 2023, 05:10:36 PM »
Narrowboat Summer. So, yeah, this is some slow moving chick-lit. Just like being on a real Narrowboat!

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1330 on: June 13, 2023, 09:13:48 AM »
Continuing my Becky Chambers reading with A Prayer for the Crown Shy. Book two in this series and while, yes, Chambers is a gifted specfic writer, it's not lost on me that this is a series in which....nothing happens.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1331 on: July 27, 2023, 09:57:34 AM »
Without Warning -- alternate reality PA stuff that was really great.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1332 on: July 30, 2023, 12:39:21 PM »
Finally got around to reading the very last little novella that ends the Expanse series. I wanted more Amos and what happened in the Sol System, instead we get to spend the entire novella with Naomi's son on a podunk backwater. Fine because it's short, but I wish I had just let this one pass by and take the ending in the main books as the official ending.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1333 on: July 30, 2023, 01:37:57 PM »
And just finished this other super short story from Ann Leckie, who I consider to be the spiritual successor of Iain Banks. Didn't like it either! LOL.

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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1334 on: August 28, 2023, 09:27:46 AM »
So many manuscripts and contest entries to read... I've read a couple hundred hopeful books this summer. In between, I've done some pleasure reading:


New Iberia Blues, classic James Lee Burke. The formula doesn't always hold for his long running Robicheaux novels. This one held up though.

The Guest List, Lucy Foley's much hyped murder mystery really let me down. A weird format that mostly worked....until the end, which she rushed madly into almost as if she'd completely forgotten the build up that came before. Clumsy. At best.

Maybe There - the Space 1999 development/script analysis book. Forgot who got this for me off my wish list, but thank you! This is the behind the scenes Space 1999 book I needed. A fascinating anatomy of the show.