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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Quote from Innocence by Dean Koontz

LInk to teaser trailer for Innocence by Dean Koontz

Monday, November 11, 2013

Poe by J.Lincoln Fenn

Don't let the title fool you Poe isn't about Edgar but I think he would have enjoyed this work. It is instead a supernatural/occult thriller that is genuinely different from anything I have read before. The reluctant hero is D. Peters, an obituary writer for a small town newspaper who bumbles through life after the death of his parents. When his boss decides that he should write an article about a haunted mansion on the outskirts of town his life changes forever. He nearly dies, hell he's almost autopsied! Things just get stranger with each passing day along with his complicated relationship with his new girlfriend Lisa who also has a strange family history. A mysterious ring that once belonged to his father and a grimoire that he stumbles upon help to put the pieces together as to what his father really did before his sudden death and what Dimitri must do to stop the horrific murders that are plaguing his town.
I loved this novel and look forward to seeing more from Mr. Fenn. Not only was Poe a great supernatural mystery but it was liberally peppered with humorous moments to allow your heart to stop racing for a moment. 5 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

This is a hilarious reworking of Othello and The Merchant of Venice with a little Poe thrown in for good measure. Pocket is a fool, well not a fool in the usual sense but a jester you could say. He wears his motley proudly and finds himself at the heart of a murder plot in which he is the star. After being rescued by a mysterious sea creature he sets out to undo the men who plotted his murder and that of his beloved queen. Oh and he has to rescue his idiot apprentice and his monkey as well. Of course he needs an accomplice and that void is filled by a young Jewish girl named Jessica whom he promptly corrupts. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and I also suggest that you check out the first novel featuring Pocket which is entitled Fool.
WARNING side effects of reading this book may include but are not excluded to: Bouts of uncontrolled bawdiness and the need to shout Fuckstockings at random times. As well as uncontrollable urges to hit people with a walking stick that is adorned with a fool's head.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Wormholes by Dennis Meredith

This was an interesting look at the possibility of wormholes and what the hell kind of catastrophes they may cause. The characters are fun and you really want Gerald to succeed at convincing the scientific community that he is right about the strange phenomenon that is destroying the Earth. When team up with Dacey, a geologist, they become an unstoppable couple that is determined to save us all by capturing the wormholes. Of course corporate greed and the like stir-up trouble from time to time. Will they capture a wormhole and what could it be used for? Find out in this fast-paced and easy to understand work of fiction.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Empress of the Night by Eva Stachniak

Empress of the Night is a often heart-wrenching look at what life might have been like for Catherine the Great. As a young girl she is sent off to marry a boy who has no interest in her at all even risking his family's position by not even trying to create an heir. The torment of a young girl who was never really loved by anyone not even her overbearing mother. BUT from the ashes of naivete she rises to become a powerful Empress and learns to use those around her just as she was used. This is a high quality work of historical fiction that will having you worrying oven what will happen next to Catherine. Will she succeed? Will she be overthrown? Will her son's true parentage be discovered? I enjoyed this book it was well told with an engaging heroine in Catherine and plenty of unseemly courtiers to despise. 4 out of 5 stars.

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