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Lenaribka rated it 2 years ago
DNF at 49%Sorry. But it is the first time in my life when I feel to be stupid for a fictional book.THAT makes me feel even worse.To your information - the writing is superb. The plot....too complicated for my small brain. Sorry.**Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
So apparently this book was based on an old school movie, and I must say I could really get that whole vibe. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no old school movie expert. The oldest movie I've seen is probably Casablanca or Gone with the Wind, and while I loved both, they are timeless classics. I'...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 4 years ago
Every once in a while, as the mood strikes me, I like to indulge in those titles that are a bit odd . . . a bit different . . . a bit bizarre . . . and a bit freaky. These are books that don't get a lot of press, and which rarely get any retail shelf space. They're often an underground of sort of li...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 5 years ago
THE MADONNA AND THE STARSHIP http://tinyurl.com/njyvcxk Laugh-out-loud lark set in 1953...were there PEOPLE then?...sci-fi television for kids, featuring giant blue lobster-women, only they aren't on TV they're real, and...well...read it!
Nancy rated it 5 years ago
Posted at Shelf Inflicted I was feeling a need to revisit old favorites and couldn’t resist picking up this 1992 Nebula Award winner from the library. It was as enjoyable, humorous, smart and heartbreaking as I remembered it.38-year-old Jack Sperry lives in Veritas, a modern city where its inhabi...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it 6 years ago
This is right up my street - an overblown historical romp with intellectual overtones. Funny, serious, exciting and ridiculous. Loved it.
Rich's Gulag
Rich's Gulag rated it 6 years ago
This tale is a rather unique look at both the giant monster genre (kaiju eiga) and b-movie history. The author obviously loves both, and he does get some great characterizations and pseudo-movie history into this book. I so wanted to like it more, but the general concept behind the main character, T...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it 6 years ago
Fixing Hanover by Jeff VanderMeer: ★★The Empire's Chief Engineer warns the villagers that the Empire might be coming for him but they don't believe it!The Steam Dancer (1896)by Caitlín R. Kiernan: ★★A woman who had an arm and leg amputated and her mechanic who builds her new ones.Icebreaker by E. Ca...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 6 years ago
The conflict between science and religion is the emotional backdrop of James Morrow's The Last Witchfinder, set in 17th century England during the heyday of the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. The story itself is told through two characters; Jennet Stearne, whose father Walter is a well-known "witchpr...
Yzabel rated it 7 years ago
Not too representative of the genre—people who're not already familiar with steampunk may be mistaken in their vision of the genre if they rely on the panel of short stories in this book. The stories range from okay to forgettable, and I regret that nothing in there really stood out for me.
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