Episode 1-15: Clowns to the Left of Me, Vampire-Killing Lincoln to My Right Wherein I review: 49. The Last American Vampire by Seth-Grahame Smith 50. The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa 51. ClownFellas: Tales of the Bozo Family by Carlton Mellick III 52. Shoot First by Stuart Woods FIRST CANNONBALL DONE. For this run Stuart Woods was the Alpha and Omega. SGS goes all Forrest Gump with his vampire Henry Sturges. I get creeped the f out by one the best Japanese authors working today AGAIN. A man I’m convinced is three teen boys in a trenchcoat manages to clown his […]
Episode 1-14: Do The Right Thing Wherein I review: 46. Jackrabbit Smile (Hap and Leonard #13) by Joe R. Lansdale 47. A Second Chance (St. Mary’s Chronciles #3) by Jodi Taylor 48. The 17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club #17) by James Patterson I ruminate on the good guys and how racism works when it’s about racism. The time travel, she getting worse, but I’m holding on for the writing and characters. And how Patterson and Pietro are clearly just done with the Women’s Murder Club and have written their equivalent of Stephen King’s Lamp Monster.
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 […]
Episode 1-12: I See Your True Colors Shining Through Wherein I review: 39. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson 40. The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (Stainless Steel Rat #9) by Harry Harrison What began as my least favorite Cosmere book quickly climbed back up in my esteem. It’s the magics I didn’t care much for it this one, but the characters grew on me. And the Stainless Steel Rat was less delightful as he multiverse hops.
Episode 1-11: Time After Damned Time Wherein I Review: 35. Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett 36. The Stainless Steel Rat for President (Stainless Steel Rat #8) by Harry Harrison 37. Blood and Lemonade by Joe R. Lansdale 38. Just One Damned Thing After Another (St. Mary’s Chronicles #1) by Jodi Taylor Hap and Leonard do a very special clip show, still following the exploits of the inexplicable rat, I ponder what it’d be like if Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan went serial killer, and I finally find time travel that I like. All you have to do is make it […]
Episode 1-10: Ain’t None Ya Muhfuhs Ever Heard of Divorce? Wherein I Review: 32. Ill Will by Dan Chaon 33. The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! (Stainless Steel Rat #7) by Harry Harrison 34. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson I’m all for murder mysteries, but damn, sometimes people just be killing the fuck out of each other with no remorse. It’s twisty and turny, and for Dan Chaon’s bitterly Maury Povich levels of trauma. If you dig Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware, the Swanson is for you. The Chaon might be for everyone. But it’s a bit trippy. And […]
In this episode, I further dive into the Stainless Steel Rat space opera, where a slick space criminal experiences 1970’s style hijinks. I finish up the YA books written by the author of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books author – all of them involving kids fighting some kind of devilish dealing evil power. And I leap back to the beginning to dip my toes in the Cosmere and ponder how Avengers: Infinity War shit’s gonna get when he finally merges all his shardfolk.
https://killingmykindle.com/2018/02/26/episode-1-08-i-always-thought-that-id-see-you-again/ Wherein I Review: 22. The Fireman by Joe Hill 23. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson 24. The Stainless Steel Rat Sings The Blues (Stainless Steel Rat #3) by Harry Harrison 25. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon