Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Conquest

ConquestConquest by John Connolly
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I won a copy of this from the First Reads program on GoodReads.

I love free books. Thank you to the publisher for this advanced reading copy. I wish I liked it more, but here we are.

I gave up 80 pages in. I mean, it took me 8 days to get through 80 pages of a YA novel. Seriously?

I feel there's a good story in here. The writing just doesn't grab me. It doesn't even paw at me. It falls as flat as a cartoon character that a boulder dropped on. Not bad, just extremely non-engaging.

I just have too much on my plate to invest more time in this.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Mr. Shivers

Mr. ShiversMr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What if...

...John Steinbeck had written a version of The Gunslinger, set in one of his Great Depression era settings?

Hmmm...

The Scarred Man in Gray fled across the Midwestern Plains...

...and the Vengeful Hobo followed...


Maybe not quite like that. But this was a very enjoyable (and dark) read.....

Recommended.

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