Joe Ledger works for the Baltimore PD, and was an Army Ranger back before 9/11 blew up the world. He’s a pretty normal dude in his mid-30s, except he’s an absolute badass who’s really good at beating people up. We’ve seen this story told a thousand times. If this was a movie in the ’80s, it’d probably star Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. If it was the ’90s, it’d probably star Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis. If it was made today….I don’t know. Maybe the Rock? But not necessarily because this book is that bad – it’s just that when […]
Episode 1-48: Even Time-Traveling Nazis Aren’t Worse Than Trump Wherein I review: 183. Bill, the Galactic Hero On the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars (Bill, the Galactic Hero #6) by Harry Harrison 184. Deep Silence (Joe Ledger #10) by Jonathan Maberry 185. The Final Incoherent Adventure (Bill, the Galactic Hero #7) by Harry Harrison As Bill the Galactic Hero peters out (dick pun intended) so do I. But first, I must high-five a billion times Jonathan Maberry for making Trump a useless tool in his Joe Ledger books. A bunch of fedoras cried into their neckbeards that Joe Ledger was now […]
Episode 1-13: We Are Fam-i-ly, I Got All My Pistols With Me Wherein I review: 41. Night Film by Marissa Pessl 42. A Symphony of Echoes (St. Mary’s Chronicles #2) by Jodi Taylor 43. Red Alert (NYPD Red #5) by James Patterson 44. The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus (Stainless Steel Rat #10) by Harry Harrison 45. Dogs of War (Joe Ledger #9) by Jonathan Maberry Family means never having to pay for the inevitable therapy after commit atrocious horrors against one another. This week, I explore formulaic plots, and the benefit and glory of not killing your big bads […]
This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
I mean, I hate to be that person, but Hashtag Not My Scully (#NotMyScully). I wasn’t precisely looking forward to this book, despite being the owner of a beyond huge X-Files obsession that permeated my adolescence, but it seemed like a fun idea, if executed properly. I wasn’t as worried for the Mulder one in this pair of books, because his story as a teenager practically writes itself. Also, Kami Garcia seemed like a good choice. She knows the genre, and is successful in it. But this Maberry guy? Never heard of him. Also, he doesn’t write YA. Also, and […]
This is the lackluster review that occurs after someone’s computer crashes mere seconds before her hand hovers over the mouse and thinks, “I should save this…” but I didn’t…so here you go! I had to take a small break from reading recently because my husband said, “It feels like you’re taunting me with how much you’ve been reading” as he continued to dig ditches in the yard, weed gardens, build a new stand for my mailbox, clean the basement etc. So…I thought it only fair that I help him a little around the house and maybe interact with my children […]
Dead Man’s Song is the second book in the Pine Deep Trilogy by Jonathan Maberry and for the “bridge book” as I like the call the second book in a trilogy (I, and I alone I’M SURE ha ha) was balls to the wall excitement. It’s only about two weeks after the initial book takes place. We have the same cast of characters: Crow and Val bound together by love and also by a horrible event that occurred 30 years ago now known as the Pine Deep Massacre; the event where Crow lost a brother, the Bone Man was found […]
I was languishing in my bed these past two days seemingly dying from some horrendous stomach bug that two of my three urchins brought home. Luckily for me several things happened the other day: 1. I didn’t die. 2. I read Prisco’s review of a different book by Jonathan Maberry and at the end of the review he gave a shout out to the Pine Deep series. 3. I had a lot of time on my hands because I was quarantined in my bedroom 4. I left all the papers I needed to grade at school for the weekend. Since […]