Book Reviews

Four and Twenty Blackbirds
by Cherie Priest

An enjoyable read that could have used something more to elevate it.

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Claus: Legend of the Fat Man

An alternative take on the Father of Christmas that ultimately comes across as droll and uninteresting.

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The Postman
by David Brin

A novel that is good, apocalyptic fun with a hero who just so happens to be a postman.

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Hallowe'en Party
by Agatha Christie

A no-nonsense mystery story that just happens to occur during Halloween. I gave it three rockets because, while it's an entertaining enough book, it could have used a bit of drama to liven it up.

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Smoke Eaters
by Sean Grigsby

A very cool premise that fails in the execution step. It's an enjoyable, albeit forgettable, read.

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The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween
by J. Tonzelli

This collection of Halloween shorts demonstrates consistently good writing with characters that come to life (or death, as the case may be) in a realistic manner. This is a great read to help shift your mood into the spooky season.

Audiobook Reviews

Darth Plagueis
by James Luceno

Midi-chlorians aside, this is a fun read and an entertaining listen if you pick up the audiobook.

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Cugel's Saga
by Jack Vance

The ongoing adventures of Cugel the Clever continue in the third novel in the Dying Earth series. Will Cugel once more attempt to gain greatness with the least expenditure possible? It wouldn't be called Cugel's Saga if he didn't.

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Baptism of Fire
by Andrzej Sapkowski

The best book in the series so far, Baptism of Fire is marked by a series of notable events and characters who keep the pace moving and the reader's interest as Geralt (finally) takes center stage.