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review 2019-01-21 19:45
When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
When The Lights Go Out - Mary Kubica

I was going to write a real review for this book but it doesn’t deserve it. This book made me so crazy-mad that I am not going to waste my time. Up until the last quarter or so I would’ve rated it a 3 ½. It was holding my attention even though some of the themes; the insatiable baby-lust, the absent husband who may or may not be cheating, etc. were all too familiar after just finishing up this author’s novel Pretty Baby and I may have mixed them up a time or two in my head but it wasn’t awful by any means. There were lots of secrets lurking and I really did want to keep reading to discover them all until the big reveal was unleashed upon me. It was weak, manipulative, over-used, unoriginal, and the lamest of lame-ass plot reveals. I couldn’t believe what the author had just done to me. I still can’t! I feel cheated, misled and more disappointed than mere words can say. 
And for that this book is getting a VERY generous 2.

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review 2019-01-21 18:45
THE FISHERMAN by John Langan
The Fisherman - John Langan

 

John Langan's THE FISHERMAN is a phenomenal story within a story.

 

Featuring cosmic horror, quiet horror, psychological horrors and a few scenes that were just horrific in general, I find myself lacking the words this book deserves.

 

This tale was outstanding and I waited way too long to read it. You should read it and the sooner the better.

 

My HIGHEST recommendation!

 

You can get a copy here: THE FISHERMAN

 

*I bought this book with my hard earned cash and the author was kind enough to sign it for me. Thank you, sir!*

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text 2019-01-21 07:56
Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 64 pages.
Shadows and Light - David McLaughlin,Mi... Shadows and Light - David McLaughlin,Michael Gray

I always think photography dates to the late Victorian era but it's actually ~50 years older than that and I get surprised evry time I'm reminded of the fact. The earliest image here is from 1849; the cover image; Bath Abbey with gas street light and horse-drawn carriage. The book's text is now historical, too, with its mentions of the Reference Library in Queen's Square - that moved in the late '80s or early '90s.

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text 2019-01-21 06:32
Reading progress update: I've read 460 out of 784 pages.
The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1 - J.G. Ballard

13 to Centauri: Ultimately a disapointing story.

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review 2019-01-21 04:45
Find of the Century
One for the Rogue - Manda Collins
Manda Collins is an expert at banter and warm, light-hearted, sensual regency romance. It's hard not to like her characters. I loved that Gemma is a bonafide scientist and has goals for her life outside of being married. Also loved that Cameron respects and supports her in her goals. The couples from the other book in the Studies in Scandal series show up, and that's always fun. 

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.
 
 

 

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