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review 2018-05-21 02:36
THE END HAS COME by JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS
The End Has Come (The Apocalypse Triptych) (Volume 3) - Jamie Ford,Hugh Howey,Seanan McGuire,John Joseph Adams,Ken Liu,Scott Sigler,Ben H. Winters,Elizabeth Bear,Carrie Vaughn,Jonathan Maberry

Anthology. I'm going to read each author's work in this triptych. Starting with Volume 1, then Volume 2 and lastly Volume 3. I'm hoping that each story will give an extension of the beginning story. 

3.79 stars average


1. Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn. Fantastic story. Dystopian investigator finds out what's happening in a small village. Love it. 5 stars

2. Like All Beautiful Places by Megan Arkenberg. I may have read this author before. I remember a story of a melting landscape and a sea with no waves. I thought at the time, it's the moon that makes the waves not air. This book is very similar. 2-1/2 stars.

3. Dancing with a Stranger in the Land of Nod by Will McIntosh. Families trying to figure out what their new normal is. 4 stars.

4. The Seventh Day of Deer Camp by Scott Sigler. A man does whatever it takes to save innocents. Really good story. 5 stars

5. Prototype by Sarah Langan. Through evolution, human's have turned into pets/experiments. A really sad story. 4 stars

6. Acts of Creation by Chris Avellone. What is going on? Is it real, a computer, what? 2 stars

7. Resistance by Seanan McGuire. How can the victim keep being told that she's to blame? She didn't (view spoiler). It just didn't make sense. And the ending didn't make sense either. 2 stars

8. Wandering Star by Leife Shallcross. A quilt shows that in the end a family stays together. Sweet story. 4 stars

9. Heaven Come Down by Ben H. Winters. After everyone has died and everything is destroyed and then rebuilt, she learns the truth. 3 stars.

10. Agent Neutralized by David Wellington. 10 years later, he can finally do something semi-good. 5 stars

11. Goodnight Earth by Annie Bellet. I don't understand why this story has this title because the others made sense, this not so much. Much, much, much later the world has changed and not for the good. 3 stars.

12. Carriers by Tananarive Due. Decades later, after being used and abused, a survivor finds some happiness. Loved it! 5 stars.

13. In the Valley of the Shadow of the Promised Land by Robin Wasserman. Now everyone has aged and the leader has told a story to justify everything he's done thinking he'll be able to write the ending the way he wants. I really enjoyed all three stories. 4 stars. 

14. The Uncertainty Machine by Jamie Ford. A 3rd survivor doesn't know if he's going to be rescued or forgotten. Okay story. 3 stars.

15. Margin of Survival by Elizabeth Bear. A woman and her sister try to survive not only the first apocalypse but the many afterwards. Sad story. 4 stars

16. Jingo and the Hammerman by Jonathan Maberry. With the new normal, people are just doing their job striking down zombies that accumulate and a coincidence happens. I don't understand Moose's tears at the end, I would think it would be more laughter than anything. Much better than the other two stories. 4 stars.

17. The Last Movie Ever Made by Charlie Jane Anders. The teenagers are older now and the world has changed but not completely. When they find themselves trapped in their hometown, they use a movie to escape but the outcome isn't exactly what they wanted. Really good story. 4 stars

18. The Gray Sunrise by Jake Kerr. The asteroid hits with a father and son trying to escape. Another great story. 5 stars.

19. The Gods Have Not Died in Vain by Ken Liu. After the near destruction of the world, an inventor has found a solution that might save Earth. I really enjoyed these three stories. 4 stars.

20. In the Woods by Hugh Howey. SPOILER[So these idiots extract revenge 500 years later on a lone woman who had nothing to do with what happened (hide spoiler)] How stupid could they be!? The story was good but the revenge was ridiculous. I don't think anyone with half a brain would have done this. So 3 stars for the storytelling but not the ending.

21. Blessings by Nancy Kress. Many years after the 2nd story, the world seems to have changed for the better, but not perfect. Another good story. 4 stars

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review 2018-03-04 00:00
Lands of Dust
Lands of Dust - John Triptych Lands of Dust - John Triptych Good world building, in a possibly post apocalypse world where there are just a few tribes of people scattered around in a dying, dried up world.
There are old tales of life before things changed, and two distinct schools of magic.

The characters are fairly predictable, along with most of the story, although there are a few surprises along the way. The pace of writing is just right to keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next.

This first book in the series was free on Amazon, I'm not sure if I'll rush off to buy book 2 right away.
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review 2018-02-03 09:37
Triptych
Triptych - Karin Slaughter

Some more old reviews I'm filling in here to close the gaps :)

 

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I'd never read anything by Karin Slaughter before, but she was recommended to me so many times I decided to give Triptych a try, and I liked it a lot. The story was pretty dark and blood was running freely. I did catch onto the killer rather early on, but still, I would like to read more of Karin Slaughter's books in the future.

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review 2016-09-26 23:33
Triptych Book Review
Triptych - Karin Slaughter

Ehhh, I liked it and found it hard to put down but its a bit gruesome for me. Even when I was expecting it to me. I also had a really hard time liking any of the characters in this one. Probably won't be finishing the series as I believe there are many.

 

This is the perfect book for those who like dark thrillers (not necessarily mysteries) but those about serial killers and kidnappings. It can be hard to stomach at times. I have to say I liked Slaughter's most recent book (which is the only other one I have read) more than Triptych. I think it must be the characters.

 

It has a lot of good reviews on Goodreads, so I definitely recommend trying it if this is your genre (I'm trying to expand).

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review 2016-09-04 16:31
Verstummt // Triptych !!!
Verstummt - Karin Slaughter,Klaus Berr

German and english review

 

Es ist eine Weile her, dass ich ein Karin Slaughter Buch in der Hand gehalten habe (reden wir lieber nicht über meine Gefühle zu Zerstört!!!!) und ich bin froh, dass ich jetzt endlich mit der Will Trent Reihe angefangen habe.

 

Die Geschichte im Allgemeinen und vor allem, die ganzen Drehungen und Wendungen, die der Fall genommen hat, einfach unglaublich klasse. Ich bin echt ein großer Fan von Karin Slaughters Art ihre Geschichten zu erzählen und werde immer richtig reingezogen und vergesse auch mal gerne alles um mich rum. Es war wirklich total spannend gehalten und wurde mir an keiner Stelle langweilig.

 

Will und Angie. Die beiden sind mir ja total ans Herz gewachsen, getrennt voneinander aber auch zusammen. Meine total verkorksten Babies!!!! Ich hoffe wirklich, dass Angie auch in weiteren Büchern auftauchen wird. Ich liebe einfach die Art von Charakteren wie die beiden es sind. So viel Ballast aus der Vergangenheit, so viele Probleme im Hier und Jetzt. Sie sind alles andere als perfekt, aber sie kämpfen sich durch jeden Tag. Aaaaah, ich liebe sie einfach.

 

Mehr will ich zu dem Buch und der Geschichte eigentlich garnicht verraten, es ist ein Thriller, bei dem man jede Seite/jeses Kapitel nehmen sollte, wie es kommt, ohne viel zu viel zu wissen.

 

Aber ich kann das Buch wirklich nur sehr empfehlen.

 

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It's been a really long time, since I actually held one of Karin Slaughters books in my hands (let's not talk about all the feeling I have about Beyond Reach!!!) and I'm really glad, that I finally started reading the Will Trent series.

 

The story itself, especially with all the twists and turns that the case took, just amazing. I'm such a huge Fan of the way Karin Slaughter writes her stories and I always get sucked in and forget the stuff that is happening around me. So thrilling and exciting, all the way through the end, there was never a moment that I was bored with the pace.

 

Will and Angie. These two are my everything now, seperate from each other but also together. My damaged babies!!!! I really hope that Angie will be in the following books. I just love those types of characters that these two are. So much baggage from the past, so many issues in the here and now. They are anything but perfect but they fight through each day. Aaaaaaah, I just love them so so so much.

 

I'm actually not gonna say more about this book or the storie, cause it's a thriller and I think if you read this book, you should take every page/chapter as it comes, without knowing too much.

 

But I highly recommend this book.

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