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review 2018-01-06 00:05
Just not feeling this
Judge Dredd Origins - Brian Bolland,Carlos Ezquerra,John Wagner,Kev Walker

It was so depressing and  I'm feeling nervous today.  I just wanted to finish it, and I was interested in the history of how Mega City One came about, so I kept with it.   Very uneven for me; some parts were fascinating and some were less engaging for me. 

 

The art wasn't my favorite, either. 

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text 2018-01-05 21:31
Reading progress update: I've read 194 out of 194 pages.
Judge Dredd Origins - Brian Bolland,Carlos Ezquerra,John Wagner,Kev Walker

Review to come later tonight.

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review 2017-12-23 18:25
Good overview
Hercules: The Origins and History of Ancient Mythology’s Most Famous Hero - Charles River Editors,Andrew Scott

This short look at Hercules includes a retelling of the birth of the gods.  Still, it is a pretty good overview and look if you are interested in the story.

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review 2017-08-24 20:04
Acca (Angelbound Origins) - Christina Bauer

Acca is the 3rd book in the Angelbound Origins series and the 3rd book I have listened to on Audiobook. I love this series. I love seeing what Myla is going to get herself into next. So far we have seen her come from a almost normal teenager to being engaged and becoming the Scala of the After Realm and now finally She and Lincoln are getting married. If they can stay out of jail and live long enough. 

 

This book was one of my favorite so far. Myla is actually running things now. Lincoln and Myla have to get the proof needed to finally get the House of Acca put into prison. They get it but it is stolen before they can use it. To get the Rixa Codex back which holds the recoded proof they need they have to make a quick trip to Earth. Once on Earth they have to fight the Acca there too, and be back in time for not only court but their wedding day. 

 

I cannot wait for the next book in this series to see if things gt more intense or calm down a little bit while Myla and Lincoln enjoy their new wedded bliss. And also to see if their is a little Myla or Lincoln on the way. 

 

There are a few colorful words in the book but there is no strong sex scenes. There are 2 scenes in this book but they leave the actual act to your imagination instead of spelling it all out for you. 

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review 2017-07-09 17:58
The Nosferatu Chronicles: Origins- Susan Hamilton

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     I love this book, particularly as a really inventive piece of speculative fiction. Hamilton does a top job of drawing together the horror genre classic vampire and the science fiction genre, specifically the sub-category of visitations from other civilisations.

     This is pure fiction that makes some use of documented historical facts and their possible interpretation, in order to build a credible vampire backstory. Nothing in the book is particularly novel, but the speculative thought and the unique way Hamilton puts the story together is both clever and very exciting. I actually became quite fond of her race of space travelling vampires, and even found myself excusing their arriving on, and manipulation of, our unique planet.

     I have always struggled with the logic behind the ‘humanistic vampire’; I struggle with all fantasy and legend that seems over disconnected from observed reality. Hamilton does a very neat job of creating a possible explanation and speculative history behind that horror genre. All the classic stuff is there, from wooden stakes to vulnerability to sunlight, and all within a new logic framework. Well, obviously this is all fantasy, however, the writing is strong enough that it allowed me to effortlessly suspend belief in the world as it appears. One can’t ask more of a speculative fiction book. Hamilton has for me managed to put the vampire legend on science fiction shelves.

     There is already a second book in the series, which I’m yet to read. I surely will. The first was a real page turner for me.

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