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text 2017-04-26 18:25
Reading progress update: I've read 60%.
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon

It doesn't feel like I am making much progress with this book. I read chapters and chapters and I see it's moved like a percent. Then I took a look and realized this thing is 864 pages.

 

I feel bad for saying this, but this thing could be cut a bit. Or at least stop all of the jumping around to Sister, Swan and Josh, and then Roland and that whole crew of horribleness that is going on right now. I guess right now that my big issue is that the whole thing reads like and then this happened, and then this happened, and then this other thing happened. I am just having a hard time keeping things straight. 


Also this came out in 1987 which is a few years after King's "The Stand" and I am seeing some similar themes play out with regards to fate. Heck right now Roland is a stand in for Harold from "The Stand". Macklin seems way too similar to Trash Can Man to me.

 

I adored "Boy's Life" and that book really touched me in a way a book hasn't in years. And so far this is the third of his books I have read that I went, okay, I get it. I like this, but don't love it. I don't see me re-reading this for years to come. But, "Boy's Life" came later when I think you can see how much he has grown. And wow, this is turning into a mini-review and I am going to just end this now. 

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text 2017-04-26 13:48
Reading progress update: I've read 44%.
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon

This book is brutal.

 

I would hope that the rest of the world would not revert to some huge Hunger Games style form of things if a nuclear war throughout the world happened, but yeah, we probably would.

 

I do like the characters of Josh, Swan, and Leona. I really am not feeling jumping back and forth among the other plots though. I know that McCammon is probably doing this since they are all going to link up. I keep comparing this to King's "The Stand" which is just making me want to re-read that book. 

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review 2017-04-26 00:15
Black-Eyed Susie by Kristen Mae
Black-Eyed Susie: A Short Story - Kriste... Black-Eyed Susie: A Short Story - Kristen Mae

Black-Eyed Susie: A Short Story by Kristen Mae has a surprise ending.

 

With "little Black-Eyed Susie, you’d better be careful what you wish for."

 

It is a disturbing story with strong adult content. I gave it three stars.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Eyed-Susie-Short-Kristen-Mae-ebook/dp/B06Y1XMFRQ/

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text 2017-04-25 22:25
Booklikes-opoly Update!
Just Add Water - Hunter Shea

My last roll landed me here and I have a book that qualifies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woot! I don't even know what that thing is, so it's exotic to me! 

 

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review 2017-04-25 19:06
American Vampire Volume 4 by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Jordi Bernet
American Vampire, Vol. 4 - Scott Snyder,Rafael Albuquerque,Jordi Bernet

There were three stories in this volume and I enjoyed them all!

 

Pre-vampire Skinner Sweet and his childhood friend Jim Book, , 50's greaser vampire-hunter Travis Kidd and his badass hot rod, and lastly Calvin Poole living life as a black vampire in the 60's.

 

We were all over the place, time-wise, in this one, but that was cool because the times were interesting. Also, Skinner Sweet wasn't in this one all that much, which I thought was a good thing.

 

I do wish we got to see more of Pearl and Henry, but what we did see has me stoked for the next volume, which luckily is sitting there waiting for me on my reading table at home. Onward!

 

These may not be the best graphic novels ever, but I sure am enjoying the hell out of them just the same.

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