Publish date: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Miriam Black (#1)
I wanted to like Blackbirds, but I just couldn’t get into it. The first few pages were awesome, but after that realization sunk into me that Miriam – though amusingly crude – feels like a middle-aged man’s version of a spunky young woman. And the other characters felt a bit like they were extras pai...
I truly wanted to like this one more than I did. Definitely entertaining and written very well, but a wee generic for me. Nothing too original here story wise, however the main character Miram Black was drawn extremely well and pretty much carries the whole thing on her shoulders. I suppose that was...
2.5 stars really. I tend to bounce HARD off of styles like Wendig has used here. the gritty, dirty, life is ugly and so is my 'realistic' writing. that style turns me off majorly. I also never forgot that a man wrote this. despite having a female (3rd person) POV, it was just so definitely written b...
The Rules of Engagement: I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, horror, thrillers and the like and am (despite a lackluster attempt at googling it) decidedly unclear on the differences among the supernatural, preternatural, paranormal and ...