Category Archives: fantasy

Book Review: CRIMSON DEATH by Laurell K. Hamilton

Well, Laurell K. Hamilton has done it again. She’s written a pretty decent police procedural and then tacked on about 300 pages of relationship angst. Yes, that’s right, it’s time for me to review Crimson Death, the latest Anita Blake … Continue reading

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“Murder with Monsters” by KT Katzmann

From Murder with Monsters, which I reviewed at Escape Pod.

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Book Review: “The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd’s Crown. By September 3, I’d finished reading the final Discworld novel. How do I feel about this? Empty. Satisfied, but empty. The book is closed on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

In a world where superheroes and supervillains are locked in honorable combat… in a world where science and magic are both real… in a world where superheroism is an inherited trait… three middle-school students are about to discover their true … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Ghosts of Engines Past” by Sean McMullen

Read my latest book review here. Book Review: Ghosts of Engines Past by Sean McMullen

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Book Review: “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton

I just recently finished Affliction, the latest Anita Blake novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, and while it had a lot of really good action sequences, some of the problems that plague the other tales are just as evident in this … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett « Escape Pod

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Book Review: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

It was a good book. Just, hard to explain in one short teaser paragraph. From my review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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Book Review: “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

Book Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Book Review: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

It’s been a while since I’ve read any Neil Gaiman, and that’s a shame — he is one of the greatest working writers of our time, either in spec-fic or out of it. Whenever I read one of his books, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Serpent’s Storm” by Amber Benson

So here’s the thing about Serpent’s Storm, the third Death’s Daughter book by Amber Benson: at first I thought she’d turned into Laurell K. Hamilton. Then I thought she was writing a madcap roller-coaster adventure. Then I got completely lost. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Cat’s Claw” by Amber Benson

Following her enjoyable adventure through Hell with Calliope Reaper-Jones, Death’s middle daughter, I think it was pretty much understood that actress and author Amber Benson would return to her Death’s Daughter universe. She did so in 2010 with Cat’s Claw, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Wrayth” by Philippa Ballantine

I also think this book suffers in some ways from being the series’s Empire Strikes Back. Geist was more a stand-alone novel, and Spectyr set up what’s going on in Wrayth. But Wrayth is clearly a ramp-up to the showdown … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Death’s Daughter” by Amber Benson

I have a thing about Death stories. My favorite is, of course, the Death of the Discworld (black cloak, scythe, TALKS LIKE THIS), followed by Neil Gaiman’s perky goth-girl Death of the Endless. Somewhere on the continuum is Piers Anthony’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Kiss the Dead” by Laurell K. Hamilton

Hmm… okay, so, we start with police procedural, and our hero shows up on the scene. She’s got a crap-ton of weapons and abilities, and she uses them to be a monster and save the day, sort of, except that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Hunter and Fox” by Philippa Ballantine

My review of Philippa Ballantine’s Hunter and Fox is now up. TLDR version: it was a good book, but it wasn’t really up my alley. Book Review: Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine

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Book Review: “Railsea” by China Mieville

When I first downloaded the book, I thought there was something wrong with my copy, so I went over to Amazon & checked the first chapter. Nope, it was that way on purpose. In fact, one of the shorter chapters … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Out of Oz” by Gregory Maguire

I think my biggest problem with the book was its time-scale. I realize that makes me somewhat of a hypocrite, given that my favorite book takes place over about the same scale (ten or so years) and its sequels occur … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Bigfoot: I Not Dead” by Graham Roumieu

In beginning, Josh think it funny to write review of book Bigfoot: I Not Dead using Bigfoot style of writing. However, realize will get annoying fast and not want annoy readers. So will stop. Book Review: “Bigfoot: I Not Dead” … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett

Pratchett’s customary humor and wit are present throughout, and the writing remains as wonderful as ever. My inner 12-year-old appreciated all the poo references, and if we’ve already done the goblin thing back when Vimes visited the Low King, at … Continue reading

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