- Cugel's Saga by Jack Vance (818 views)
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.
- Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski (724 views)
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.
- Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (577 views)
Midi-chlorians aside, this is a fun read and an entertaining listen if you pick up the audiobook.
- The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween by J. Tonzelli (276 views)
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.
- Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby (163 views)
A very cool premise that fails in the execution step. It's an enjoyable, albeit forgettable, read.
- Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie (161 views)
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.
- The Postman by David Brin (125 views)
A novel that is good, apocalyptic fun with a hero who just so happens to be a postman.
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (55 views)
An enjoyable read that could have used something more to elevate it.
- Claus: Legend of the Fat Man (37 views)
An alternative take on the Father of Christmas that ultimately comes across as droll and uninteresting.
- Blood Engines by Tim Pratt (20 views)
Pratt goes to great length to tell us how much of a bad ass Mason is, yet we never see that reflected in the unfolding story. It's for that reason that I'm reluctant to go ahead with this series.