Friday, July 29, 2011

CBRIII: Book#34: A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin

After the constant emotional beating of the last book, I was looking forward to a book others had told me was slower, less action-packed, and even a tad boring. I wouldn't agree with that assessment.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CBRIII: Book#33: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This book was interesting to me because it uses authentic vintage photographs as a starting point for the narrative. Riggs has culled some quite peculiar photographs for his story's inspiration, this is plain. The pictures are scattered throughout the story and used to great effect at times. It is an unusual device, to be sure, though I'm not certain the book lives up to the promise of the photos.

Friday, July 22, 2011

CBRIII: Book#32: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Holy shit, you guys. (You know, the two people that read this.) Everyone told me that this was their favorite. That I would be blown away. They were not lying. SPOILERS AHOY.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CBRIII: Book#31: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

This is the second book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. There will be spoilers in this review, as I can't really speak of the events in this book without referencing what occurred in the previous one.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CBRIII: Book#30: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

It has been a long time since I read a Sookie Stackhouse novel. So long, in fact, that I couldn't quite remember what had happened in the last book and needed to re-read my own review to catch up. I was less than pleased with Harris's last outing in the Stackhouse series, but I tore through this one. Seriously, I picked it up from the library around three in the afternoon and finished it at a quarter after ten.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CBRIII: Book#29: A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

Well, I was finally coerced, er, convinced to read this book. I was terrified. It looked like Medieval lore and HARD SCI-FI all rolled into one 800-plus page paperback. Not to mention the various other large tomes in the series and the new HBO series that I would likely either come to hate or be obsessed with after reading the novel that started it all. I am so going to be obsessed with this series. *sigh*

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CBRIII: Book#28: Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner

Oh, man. I only got this for the Charlaine Harris Sookie story and the Kelley Armstrong story. This book, it isn't really bad so much as predictable and less enjoyable than other kinds of short story collections. Let me explain.