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review 2017-12-28 15:35
Army of Darkness Vol. 2: Shop Til You Drop Dead (Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop Dead) - Nick Bradshaw,James Kuhoric,Sanford Greene

The problem with too much Army of Darkness is that it tends to feel same-y.   And after a while, I can only take so many vulgar jokes from one character.  


But, wait, I still read Deadpool, you say?   Except Duggan changed that up, and there's the social commentary that this franchise lacks.   


So this fares more poorly than most Deadpool stories do.  


Or a huge 'meh' to this.  I'm going to finish off the rest of the series because I have it, and I want to, but I probably won't rate it that high unless it proves to be different enough or clever enough, or something.   


Three stars isn't that bad, and neither was this: the story was coherent, there were some funny parts, but I needed a little more for it to rate higher.    Fans of Army of Darkness - bigger fans than I am - will like this more.   These comics make me yearn for Ash vs. Evil Dead, because that series is amazing.  And has Xena in it.



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review 2017-12-13 09:19
Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop: The Complete Set
Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop: The Complete Set - Shelley Adina,Lee Mckenzie,Sharon Ashwood,Rachel Goldsworthy
Corsair's Cove Chocolate Shop is a collection of four novellas by four different authors - all sharing the same theme, one family and the town of Corsair's Cove. There are four cousins, Pru (Prudence), Livy, Brynn, and Eloise. These four are all very different from each other, but they prove that when things come to the crunch, they are there for each other. I will admit to Eloise's story being my favourite, but that is mainly down to Daniel Blackthorne! That 'dastardly pirate' wiggled into my affections, and I was on tenterhooks to find out what happened next.
These are all lighthearted, fun, stories that are guaranteed to satisfy. A good length so you can either read them all together, or sneak one in during your coffee break or lunchtime. All four stories are written very well, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The town and the characters are all well described, leaving you with a longing to go there. In fact, there are a bunch of brilliant characters in here, but I'll leave it to you to read them and find out who I'm talking about.
I wasn't sure what I'd be reading, but I thoroughly enjoyed each and every word. Definitely recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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review 2017-11-11 22:33
Bland book.
The Nakano Thrift Shop - Allison Markin ... The Nakano Thrift Shop - Allison Markin Powell,Hiromi Kawakami

Ordered the book online when I saw it was on sale and thought would would be good to read this one right away. When I read the blurbs and initial hype I expected a pleasant, feel-good/light book about a romance between two employees at a thrift shop. Maybe learn a bit about Japanese people/culture/etc. 


Instead...this is not that all. Presumably we're supposed to care about Hitomi, who has fallen for her co-worker Takeo and seeks advice as well as manages dealing with the quirks and what not of customer service, running a shop, dealing with her boss, etc. Instead it's a book with a boring protagonist and characters you really don't come to care about or appear interesting. A stronger writer might have done more OR it's a problem with translation (I don't know). In any case, the English translation of this book is incredibly boring and tedious.


That's all there is to it, really. It's a short read and I thought maybe this was the wrong book for the moment or I wasn't in the mood for a book like this but after seeing the negative reviews I think it's just not a good read/something was lost in translation. 


I'm glad I got it at a discount but I wish I had found a bargain bin or library copy instead. I'd skip this one.

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