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text 2015-12-06 09:53
Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 128 pages.
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile - James Jean,Craig Hamilton,Lan Medina,Steve Leialoha,Bill Willingham

So I usually don't read comics - or haven't, for a while. But I've spent the whole Saturday playing The Wolf Among Us (so NOT guilty) . And now I am reading this - yep.

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review 2015-05-21 00:00
Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash
Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash - Jeff Katz,James Kuhoric,Jason Craig 3.5 bloody Stars: This was an entertaining comic. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece because there's almost no plot, it's only an excuse to bring Jason, Freddy and Ash together...and I loved it. If you are a fan of the slasher movies you'll probably enjoy it but, again, don't expect a mind-blowing plot.

The artwork was decent for the most part, except for some pages at the end and Ash is awesome with his chainsaw and over-the-top-badass atittude.

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review 2014-10-17 11:09
Time Of Death by James Craig
Time of Death: An Inspector Carlyle Mystery (Inspector Carlyle Mysteries) - James Craig


MY REVIEW
Inspector Carlyle investigates the murder of Agatha Mills, which took place in her apartment across the street from the British museum. Her husband is arrested for the murder as all evidence point to Henry Mills's guilt. But he refuses to admit it was him and commits suicide.

What started out as an open-and-shut-case becomes something totally different soon, although nobody, except Inspector Carlyle, is convinced. The ripple effect across London, diplomatic offices, and international companies, forces the laid-back detective to work longer hours than he hoped for. After all, life is pretty mediocre in his quarters and he doesn't appreciate his feathers being ruffled too much. He loves his walks around town, since he never learnt to drive, doesn't even possess a license to do so. He enjoys his elongated breaks away from the office, his slow breakfasts and lunches in quaint little restaurants, and a personal mobile phone which he seldom answers. Off and on he remembers to visit the gym. He needs to stay in shape, right? Yes, he is a slow mover, a relaxed person, a quiet operator. However, his mannerisms are making a lot of people nervous. Very nervous. Especially when he refuses to close the case and hand in the report. 

REVIEW:
I don't want to go into the complicated plot, developing after the first murder, and spoil the surprise. The drama keeps the reader hooked way more hours than was planned as it is. Losing-sleep-hooked. Nothing spectacularly dramatic hammers away at the heart muscles, or causes severe headaches, but below the seemingly suave exterior an angry river is pulsing through the story. Manipulation, corruption, back-stabbing, greed and danger: it's all there and it's very real. 

The protagonist is brought alive in all his splendor. Everything about the detective's life is painted in multiple colors. He becomes important to the reader. The dangers facing him becomes our concerns. His enemies shake up our core much more than the inspector's. He is not a nice man in every sense. The reader might not even like his attitude at all. And yet, we are rooting for him in getting his job done. A constant sense of foreboding is keeping the reader at it, come time or social objections to the opposite! The suspense is heightened by John Carlyle's 'casual' encounters with the antagonists. A joke and a laugh neutralize many volatile situations. But he is also a man who does not steer away from raising the stakes and getting people jittery and drinking away their concerns about his slow but steady approach into their lives and secrets. They know he is coming for them in his own way. 

The story is multifaceted. In fact, it is rich in British textures and hues. I was pleasantly surprised with the content of the plot. There is a constant hanging knife suspended over the characters'lives. The suspense becomes intense, unbearable! The ending....mmmm....no comment. It might be a cliffhanger, for all I know, since this book forms part of a series. But it was good enough for now, anyway.

A wonderful, relaxing, yet intriguing read. I haven't read the author before, but will certainly consider his other books. I enjoy his writing style. You don't need any other relaxers with this kind of book in hand.

The book was provided by Witness Impulse through edelweissabovethetreeline.com for review. Thank you for this excellent opportunity.

Source: something-wordy-reviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/time-of-death-by-james-craig.html
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review 2013-09-16 00:00
Buckingham Palace Blues
Buckingham Palace Blues - James Craig Volle Punktzahl für einen Cop, der weder Alk- noch andere Drogenprobleme hat, kein Kindheitstrauma aufarbeiten muß, eine ganz normale Ehe führt statt alles flachzulegen, was sich Journalistin/Kollegin/whateverin nennt und auch ansonsten keine Leichen im Psychokeller hat, dafür aber seinen Job mit aller gebotenen Ernsthaftigkeit angeht. Und das ist knackig geschrieben, hält die Spannung durchgehend auf hohem Level und läßt mich bereits nach den anderen Stories mit Inspector Carlyle schielen. Ist ja selten genug, solche glaubwürdigen Normalos in aktuellen Krimis überhaupt noch zu finden...
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text 2013-08-20 14:16
'Londyn we krwi' James Craig
Londyn we krwi - James Craig

Zgodnie z regułą 50 stron (czyli jeśli po 50 stronach nadal zmuszam się do czytania, to nie warto marnować czasu), daję sobie spokój z tą książką.

Niesmaczne, wstrząsające, bardzo graficznie opisane sceny morderstw. Przeplatane fragmentami przedstawiającym bohaterów w sposób zbyt rozwlekły i mało sensowny, raz przeszłość, raz przyszłość, raz wycinek gazetowy, raz dialog, który jest zwyczajnie absurdalny.

Ani to ciekawe, ani inteligentne. 

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