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text 2018-02-20 23:11
Reading Progress 77%
Relic of Sorrows: Fallen Empire, Book 4 - Lindsay Buroker

I noticed one reader call these books "Sci Fi Crack" and I can't really disagree.  They're a lot of fun, strong on character and action, and the plot is pretty good.  Sure they get into tons of messes, and some due to decisions we might roll our eyes at a bit, but it's fun so who cares?


One thing I like is that the "bad guys" are usually not just purely bad, but have understandable motivations, are often not really bad people, there's just a lot of conflict arsing out of conflicting loyalties and an unstable political situation.


I also like the fact that although there is a bit of romance simmering, it's slow burn and not the main plot, or even a major part of the plot.  Just one of the many personal dynamics among a varied cast of characters.


Overall, these books aren't deep literature, nor hard core sciencey sci-fi, but great entertainment, with characters to root for.  My cup of tea.

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review 2017-09-02 17:49
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

It´s my second read of this book and it is still as fun as I remember. The perfect novel when you just want to read something fastpaced, actionpacked and suspenseful and you don´t want to use a lot of brainpower on the words you are reading. And to all of you who don´t like gore: there is a lot of it in this book.


The science is incredibly wacky (genetics in the 90s), but I loved the setting of the museum and the great characters, especially excentric Agent Pendergast and goodhearted, down-to-earth Lieutenant D´Agosta.


I didn´t like the epilogue, though, because it felt completely out of place and it has only been included to hint at a continuation of the story. I could easily have done without the epilogue.


I´ve read this for the monster square and trust me, there is a monster. I´m just not telling you what kind it is.






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text 2017-08-30 20:02
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Whittesley sat down on the fallen tree and pulled off his right boot and sock. Lighting a cigarette, he applied its tip to the forest of ticks on his shin and ankle.


Let the horror begin!


I´m kidding. No monstrous ticks in this book ;)


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text 2017-05-23 04:24
Audible 2 for 1 Credit Sale
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Shana Knizhnik,Irin Carmon,Andi Arndt
The Relic Master: A Novel - Christopher Buckley,James Langton

Well, it took a bit of patience but I managed to find two titles that might be fun to read.

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review 2017-04-19 15:51
Relic Book Review
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

This was fun and not my normal genre. I had these audiobooks recommended by a friend and they are definitely well worth listening too. Though I have to say, if I didn't listen to it I'm not sure I would have finished reading it. The plot didn't totally grab me. The narration did. 


The museum is under attack but they don't know by what. After two kids die an investigation is under way. They quickly find out that what's in the museum may actually not even be human? What is attacking these people? It's up to Moriarty and his team to find out. 


A good book for a family car ride as it has lots of action and will keep your attention. 

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