Episode 1-46: If Someone Calls You Fat, Eat Them Wherein I review: 145. Private Princess (Private #14) by James Patterson 146. Bill the Galactic Hero On The Planet of Bottled Brains (Bill the Galactic Hero #3) by Harry Harrison 147. Elevation by Stephen King 148. The Surgeon’s Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7) by Patrick O’Brian London Private is my least favorite of the private parts. Bill the Galactic Hero keeps punning horribly like an issue of Cracked before they became actual internet journalists. Stephen King keeps on busting out Castle Rock novellas, and I’m alright with that — this one’s almost […]
Episode 1-45: Backstabber, Hope Grabber, Greedy Little Fit Haver Wherein I review: 171. The Devil’s Colony (Fatal Folklore Trilogy #3) by Bill Schweigart 172. The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6) by Patrick O’Brian 173. Bill, the Galactic Hero and The Planet of the Robot Slaves (Bill the Galactic Hero #2) by Harry Harrison 174. The Witch Elm by Tana French Anyone in America right now can tell you what’s scarier than monsters out of myth is actually creepy ass Nazis. Speaking of America, that’s where the action moves in the Aubrey & Maturin series. Harry Harrison gets all kinds […]
Episode 1-44: Overstuffed Wherein I review: 161. Universal Harvester by John Darnielle 162, The Labyrinth Index (Library Files #9) by Charles Stross 163. The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr. #5) by Matthew Reilly 164. Dark Sacred Night (Harry Bosch #21, Renee Ballard #2) by Michael Connelly 165. Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone 166. Target: Alex Cross (Alex Cross #26) by James Patterson 167. The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen 168. The Beast of Barcroft (Fatal Folklore Trilogy #1) by Bill Schweigart 169. Northwoods (Fatal Folklore Trilogy #2) by Bill Schweigart 170. Bill, the Galactic Hero […]
Episode 1-43: You Are Standing At A Crossroads In The Forest Wherein I review: 159. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle 160. Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23) by Lee Child The Mountain Goats and Text-Based RPGs. What the hell is there not to like? And choosing your own adventure has become the modus operandi of the Jack Reacher series, and I’m still all in. Also, I’ve fallen hopeless behind in my damn reviews. Tis the season!
Episode 1-42: The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors Wherein I review: 154. Worst. Person. Ever by Douglas Coupland 155. Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll by Peter Bebergal 156. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 157. The Dark Defiles (A Land Fit for Heroes #3) by Richard K. Morgan 158. Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5) by Patrick O’Brian TRIPLE CANNONBALL ACHIEVED As my regularity falls apart like an Acapulco tourist’s bowel movements, I feverishly exploded across that third times a charm finish line. Not quite the worst book ever, but it was […]
Episode 1-41: Old Timey Fisticuffs Wherein I review: 150. The Lost Plot (Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman 151. A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine #4) by Ransom Riggs 152. Desperate Measures (Stone Barrington #47) by Stuart Woods 153. The Mauritius Command (Aubrey & Maturin #4) by Patrick O’Brian It’s all on the fours. Fourth swashbuckler, fourth Miss Peregrine’s Steampunk X-Men, fourth Invisible Library. It’s all very old school, and enjoyable. Fourthbook is a big deal, because it’s either revamping or saying, “We’re in this for the long haul, kids.” And seeing as how the 47th Stone Barrington is the most […]
Episode 1-40: Surprise! I Only Finished One Book This Week Wherein I review: 149. H.M.S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3) by Patrick O’Brian There’s a reason these are the swashbuckling standards. I keep on sailing through, but wasn’t swift enough to knock out the last few books. And I’m still dangling on the precipice of 700 books on the Kindle. Waily, waily, waily.
Episode 1-39: Marvel Doesn’t Care About Black Humor Wherein I review: 146. The Labyrinth of Spirits (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #4) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 147. Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith 148. Ambush (Michael Bennett #11) by James Patterson The Cemetery of Forgotten Books adds more blocks to the every growing library. JK Rowling always does great relationships, and does procedurals as well as wizarding. And Ten is Enough the Cop puts up a lackluster murder involving the Canadian Mob vs the Mexican Cartels. Also, I bitch a bunch about Marvel having never apparently read Chuck Wendig’s […]