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Posted by: nacho
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:37:43 AM »

Moving on to Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 28, 2020, 10:12:13 AM »

the ultimate rape chronicle: You.

Um...so this is mesmerizing and amazing. The show on Netflix was awful and completely missed the point. The book is a sort of modern day Mr. Ripley meets Patrick Bateman. Our lead is a brilliant chameleon who can fit into any situation while leaving a trail of bodies behind him, all told from his insular, narcissistic, self-justifying POV that would give Bret Easton Ellis a run for his money.

It was so good I slammed right into the sequel: Hidden Bodies. 
Posted by: Reginald McGraw
« on: August 21, 2020, 08:02:39 PM »

I've decided to read through (and finally finish) the Wheel of Time saga. Especially with the Amazon series coming out this year or next, it felt like the right time.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 20, 2020, 11:33:23 AM »

Moving on to the short and powerful Spirit Run

Short, wonderful read.

I started and had to stop The Gone World. The writing was fine but...I don't know. It's almost a post-apocalypse bridge too far. And weirdly rapey. In fact, it feels more rapey than what I started reading right now, which is the ultimate rape chronicle: You.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 19, 2020, 11:39:33 AM »

Moving on to the short and powerful Spirit Run
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:55:47 AM »

Moving on to:

Dark Matter

This is basically like an upmarket literary version of the first two seasons of Sliders. Which...I'm not mad about. But I am mad that it made me start to marathon Sliders again, which is a dead end street.
Posted by: nacho
« on: August 11, 2020, 02:29:04 PM »

Another Pandemic Post Apocalypse book!

The Wanderers
Posted by: nacho
« on: July 26, 2020, 12:12:06 PM »

Yet another COVID Lockdown novel!

Lockdown

Peter May claims he wrote this 20 years ago and it was rejected because it was "too unrealistic."

So he either rewrote it for this COVID lockdown or he has magical future-sight. (The story's a scam, obviously.)

It's a little tough to read because, as usual, all of May's characters are glum. So having them drift through emergency hospitals in arenas as people die is even worse.
Posted by: nacho
« on: July 16, 2020, 02:00:15 PM »

More PA! This one virus-themed:

The Last One

Kind of lame.


Moving on to some sci-fi!

Seeds of Earth. Scotsmen in spaaaace!



Also just finished book two from this series!

The Orphaned Worlds

So far so good, but I don't think he can manage a five book series.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:38:34 AM »

Some more PA! This time set on an indian reservation in Canada. So far, it's amazing.

Moon of the Crusted Snow
Posted by: nacho
« on: April 21, 2020, 10:10:44 AM »

Moving on to My Grandfather Would have Shot Me. A memoir by Amon Goeth's granddaughter...who is black.

This was terrible!

Moving on to some sci-fi!

Seeds of Earth. Scotsmen in spaaaace!

Posted by: nacho
« on: April 08, 2020, 04:51:01 PM »

Moving on to My Grandfather Would have Shot Me. A memoir by Amon Goeth's granddaughter...who is black.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:48:12 AM »

Any chance of the .epub?

Not that I can see at the moment...
Posted by: monkey!
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:15:11 PM »

Any chance of the .epub?
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 22, 2020, 12:12:05 PM »

Tropic of Kansas is an awesome escape! Amazing book so far.