By James Rollins.
This is one from my work library, so it is a book I literally judged by its cover and took with me to read in the sunshine (or not) with Piggy Cat (or not).
As such, I consider it a disposable book. By that I mean not only that someone else bought it and gave it away, but that I have no intention of logging any of this book in my long term memory. That said – for an action novel there is a good amount of science fiction and history, which are both enjoyable for me. It also seems this is book one of a series, so if you like it, there are more to come. Assuming same characters in different situations.
Robert McCammon’s first published book!
I’ve been a fan of McCammon since Boy’s Life – one of my all-time favourite books.
Baal being his first, I find it is rough and not very polished, and has a few jarring bits of writing. Especially at the start. Once he finds his stride it isn’t bad. So glad he kept writing.
The next in The Giver series by Lois Lowry.
I’m so happy I have found these books. I am trying to pace myself and not devour them all in one go.
My no-spoiler review is: read them.
By Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus.
These lovely people have sent me another free book! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. Clearly I love to read, I love their genre, and free? I love love love this: more than cheese, but not more than I love the cats (have to draw a line somewhere).
I was happy enough reading this as the character are well written, the story flows, and there are zero errors or glitches that break the story line and let reality intrude. I did think it was a departure in style from the only other book I’ve read of theirs, The Scattered and the Dead 0.5. I didn’t mind, I was happy enough to enjoy the story-OH WTF JUST HAPPENED?
Definitely not disappointed. Loved it. Go get a copy! No I’m not paid, just thrilled to bits to get a free book of such quality and be able to share their brilliance.
Thank you again to Tim McBain for finding my wee blog and giving me a chance to read these wonderful books. Slainté!
By David Moody.
This was a recommendation from the list of post apocalyptic fiction books.
I did enjoy this, it surprised me several times, and kept my interest throughout. The book also leaves you with some very big questions about what is actually happening! Most of the time I am perfectly fine with a book leaving the heavy thinking to the reader, no exception here.
But! There are also books 1.5, 2 and 3. When I get them, I’ll be interested to see what happens!
I have noticed that my reading has been less complete this month. I have a few books I keep trying to read, but they just don’t hold my interest. This one had such an intriguing title, I had to try. Worth it!
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland is by Rebekah Crane. I enjoyed it – I appreciated the idea that kids with issues healed themselves by talking to each other, than any amount of share-apy could ever do.
I’ve got another one under my belt too, but I’m tired and a bit stressed out myself.
By Tim McBain and L.T.Vargus.
Well! This is exciting. Since I started posting about my reading habits, it seems that the mostly-ignored Twitter thingie that shares my blog posts has gained some very welcome attention. Suddenly I have real writers following me over there! Most of you know I’m pretty Twitter-illiterate, so this is an unexpected bonus.
Even better, I got a free e-book out of it! Tim McBain, half the brilliance behind the book in the title, found me. His Twitter gives you a link to download this book – free! It’s short, as it should be, and the perfect appetiser to make you want the main book meal.
And I do! Well written with great characters who I can’t decide if I like or hate, it kept my interest despite having Saturday chores in the back of my mind. I love the type of character that makes me want to see if they grow into decency or degenerate into… well, it could be anything, from what I’ve read so far. I definitely want more.
P.S. – Vargus, if you see this – thanks for the kittens! Hope to see they become part of the bigger story.