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text 2018-02-10 12:19
Absolut passend zur heutigen Zeit - empfehlenswert
Mein Leben oder ein Haufen unvollkommene... Mein Leben oder ein Haufen unvollkommener Momente - Peter Bognanni,Anja Hansen-Schmidt Cover, Klappentext und auch Inhaltsangabe haben mich sehr neugierig gemacht. Cover finde ich gut gelungen und auch im Einklang mit der Geschichte. Das Thema des Buches ist absolut aktuell: Online Liebe - Liebe in Zeiten von Twitter und Facebook. Die Protagonistin lernt ihre Liebe zwar auf einer Party "live" kennen - das ist aber das einzige Mal dass sie sich real zu Gesicht bekommen. Der Rest läuft online ab. Bis es zu einem schrecklichen Ereignis kommt - Jonah begeht Selstmord. In diesem Buch werden zwei wichtige Themen thematisiert und sehr interessant aufbereitet. Die Geschichte wurde in einer Form aufbereitet, die es mir nicht mehr möglich gemacht hat, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen - der Spannungsfaktor ist wirklich hoch. Generell hat mir der Schreibstil des Autors sehr gut gefallen - man hat viele Details von den Gedankengängen der Protagonistin erfahren.
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review 2016-07-20 00:00
First Watch
First Watch - Peter Hansen This was an interesting little read. Unusual and yet, oddly familiar. There were hints of The Pirates of the Caribbean about it, while also hints of old war stories and Davy Jones Locker type stories.

I liked Eduard and Farid, the two main characters, and I really liked the way the story was explored from the middle of the story. From the blurb, I assumed it would start on the battlefield and show us Eduard getting roped into service on the Fleshe, but starting in the middle of his service felt much more natural and allowed for flashbacks and character history to fill in the blanks.

A few niggles were that there were no chapter headings, only scene cuts. This meant that there really wasn't anywhere to put it down when I needed to (despite it being only 50+ pages). There were also no translations of the various languages littered throughout the story - namely French and Spanish. This got a little annoying, eventually. The only thing I did recognise was the French for Beauty and the Beast.

Still, the story had a great adventure, some off-page dub-con, non-con sex that we, thankfully, never had to read in full (only hints of kisses and vague touches) as well as all the drama you'd expect with submarine sailors, unpaid debts and rekindled friendship between old lovers.

A very interesting read that I'd be happy to follow into another story, as it did end on a bit of an HFN, rather than a final resolution.
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review 2014-10-27 12:28
Horror Review: Tall, Dark, and Wriggly edited by D.K. Jernigan
Tall, Dark, and Wriggly - D.K. Jernigan,Angelia Sparrow,Gryvon,Peter Hansen
"What is it about tentacles that capture the imagination like nothing else? From The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife to the eldritch horrors of Lovecraft, what horrifies us often arouses us, too."



It was that blurb intro that first caught my attention and convinced me to give Tall, Dark, and Wrigglya read - despite its somewhat corny title and cover that leads little to the imagination. What we have here are four stories edited by D.K. Jernigan, spanning the genre spectrum from science fiction to horror, and from romance to erotica.

D.K. Jernigan opens things herself with A Bargain- the strongest, most interesting, and most well-rounded story in the collection. A coming-of-age romance, this one has a decidedly faery tale feel to it that works. It's a tale of life by the sea, of not fitting in, and of finding oneself in a bargain of a very unusual nature. There's some real drama and suspense here, with an erotic element that's far more sensual than explicit, putting a tentacle twist on mermaids.

Chained to the Wheel by Angelia Sparrow is the one story in the collection that I didn't care for. Not that there's anything wrong with Sparrow's writing - in fact, I've enjoyed her work before - but I simply don't get the appeal of 'cyber' tales. That disconnect from physical reality robs the tale of all drama and suspense for me, negating any sort of threat or peril. I know, I know, there are very often real-world consequences to life online, but they just hold no appeal for me.

The first of two interstellar sci-fi tales, A Home Among the Stars is, by far, the strongest in terms of world-building and cultural exploration. Gryvon presents us with the tale of a young man rescued from the religious intolerance of his homeworld and thrust into a whole other situation. I really liked the evolution of Aaron's character, and found him to be quite enjoyable. The romantic tentacle encounter is teased early on, and looms over much of the story, but it's still a pleasant surprise in the way it finally takes place. The ending didn't quite work for me - it just asked too much of the reader in terms of suspension of disbelief - but that doesn't ruin the overall effect.

Finally, Deadline is the one story that actually opens with the tentacle romance, and then goes on to explore the consequences. Peter Hansen explores themes of sexual orientation and xenophobia in a story that starts out bold and fun, and then becomes much darker. While the characters were a bit thin, and didn't really engage on an emotional level, there was some genuine suspense here that made me wonder if or how it would all be resolved.

Overall, Tall, Dark, and Wriggly wasn't quite the collection I expected - I would have enjoyed some darker, more horrific themes - but it was an interesting read that I suspect will have some cross-genre and wide-audience appeal.

Source: beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.ca/2014/10/horror-review-tall-dark-and-wriggly.html
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text SPOILER ALERT! 2014-02-22 00:17
First Watch by Peter Hansen
First Watch - Peter Hansen

WARNING: No tentacle sex!!! 

 

Quite a bit is left unsaid in this story. I see it as a positive thing, it adds to the mystery.

 

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The ending fails to spell out not only MCs future but their immediate future as well. Like "5 seconds from now" future. No one had seen the captain die. The boys step outside the room and - who knows? 

 

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They see the captain?

 

 

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They drop dead?

 

 

 

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Their zombie body parts start falling off?


Omg I need a bucket for this one!!!! Tom ♥.♥ =)~~~~ *turns into a pile of goo*

 

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At one point I felt sorry for the captain. He seemed like a very lonely creature with a major crush on an alien (to him) being. Such a big crush, indeed, that the poor dear made himself so trusting, so blind, accepting all the BS Edouard fed him. All the way to the very end.

"Betrayal. Misery. Edouard Montreuil... ...Stay beneath the water with me, Edouard Montreuil. I’ll wrap myself around you in the trenches, and I’ll make you a god of the deep..."

 

 

****

This is A Happy For Just F*ckin Now Ending. Somehow it worked for me.

Surprisingly, I don't want a sequel, but another book set in the same universe would be great.

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review 2014-02-21 00:00
First Watch
First Watch - Peter Hansen WARNING: No actual tentacle sex.

Quite a bit is left unsaid in this story. I see it as a positive thing, it adds to the mystery.

Warning: Possible Spoilers!!!

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The ending fails to spell out not only MCs future but their immediate future as well. Like "5 seconds from now" future. No one had seen the captain die. The boys step outside the room and - who knows? They see the captain?

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Drop dead?

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Their dead zombie body parts start falling off?

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Omg I need a bucket for this one!!!! Tom ♥.♥ =)~~~~ *turns into a pile of goo*

*

At one point I felt sorry for the captain. He seemed like a very lonely creature with a major crush on an alien (to him) being. Such a big crush, indeed, that the poor dear made himself so trusting, so blind, accepting all the BS Edouard fed him. All the way to the very end.

"Betrayal. Misery. Edouard Montreuil... ...Stay beneath the water with me, Edouard Montreuil. I’ll wrap myself around you in the trenches, and I’ll make you a god of the deep..."

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****

This is A Happy For Just F*ckin Now Ending. Somehow it worked for me.

Surprisingly, I don't want a sequel, but another book set in the same universe would be great.
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