Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: The Crimson Campaign

The Crimson Campaign The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm loving this series. This one was even better than the first, and definitely sets up the third really well. I was a little skeptical about this new "Flintlock Fantasy" trend, but if this is typical of the subgenre, I'm sold.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: Seeded

Seeded Seeded by Benjamin Descovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great little piece of flash fiction that serves to introduce the author's style. I'm definitely interested in checking out some of his longer works. This little teaser was a great first chapter in what could be a pretty good novel.

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Review: Gwendy's Button Box

Gwendy's Button Box Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hell yes! This was an afternoon of audio delight. I'll read it in print someday because I'm a completest, but I am very glad that I got absorbed into this novella by way of Audible and the narration by the fantastically wonderful Maggie Siff, who I grew to love on Sons of Anarchy:

And the story! It was just..so Stephen Kingly. I mean...(view spoiler). And Castle Rock, circa 1970s. It was like going home.....

I should also add that the bonus story "The Music Room" was enjoyable in its own right. Creepy and short, it was a nice added bit to the package. As was the short interview with the authors, King and Chizmar.

I hope to see more of these kind of things. With the Dark Tower movie coming out this year and the new version of It and this Mist tv show, there's a lot to look forward to in the Kingiverse. Stories like this just wet the appetite almost as much as a gunslinger burrito.

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