Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Precise by Rebecca Berto

Precise (Pulling Me Under, #0.5)Precise by Rebecca Berto
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars, but rounding up.

This isn't normally the type of book I'd pick up and read. It's what I'd call "chick-lit", for lack of a better term (but not what I'd classify as "romance"). That is, it's fiction that women read. No bullets. No zombies. No swords spilling entrails. No, definitely not a "guy book".

That said, I was drawn to try it out.

1. It was a free d/l on B&N.
2. I have the author as a GR friend.
3. She's never spammed me.
4. She promotes her work in a way that makes it seem interesting, even to a guy (me) that doesn't usually read that type of book.
5. She seems to truly appreciate when people read her stuff.
6. She just seems so nice all the time.

That said, the book itself was pretty good. It was too short to be a novel, but too long to be a short story (hence defining 'novella'). But in this in-between amount of space I found myself caring about the characters. I cared what happened to them and I cared about the resolution the story led to. I probably wanted one particular character to be hit by a bus (or zombies, bullets, swords) but that's a form of caring, right?

I'm rounding up to 4-stars because the ending was well done and I felt the emotional impact of it for Kates.

No zombies, but it was only a novella, after all. Maybe they'll be some in her full length novel that just released this week, Pulling Me Under. Sounds like a great zombie title, eh?




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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Review That Never Was...

The Great Goodreads Censorship DebacleThe Great Goodreads Censorship Debacle by G.R. McGoodreader
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I want to read this, but I have such a backlog of stuff I want to read right now, I'm sure it will have been deleted and censored out of existence by the time I get around to it.

That said, I'm giving it 5-stars. It's the best book ever! OMG, I love this book!!!

Or would, I'm sure, had I actually read it.

But I like the idea of the book. So yeah. OMG. YES! 5-fucking-stars.

For sure.



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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review: Fortunately, the Milk


Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



If one didn't know that Gaiman was influenced by Douglas Adams before reading this, they do now. This is obviously a kids' book, as one will be able to see immediately by style and the illustrations. But that is in no way saying that adults can't enjoy it. I really enjoyed the twists and turns, and laughed out loud several times.

As always, Gaiman is a joy to read at any age level.




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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: The Shining


The Shining
The Shining by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This was a great re-read, in anticipation of Doctor Sleep. It was also enjoyable this time around as an audio. I wasn't sure I liked Campbell Scott's reading at first, but he grew on me. I especially loved his creepy voices, for the characters that get creepy.





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