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text 2017-08-11 17:24
Luck (The Luck Saga #1) by Nemo Euler
Luck - Nemo Euler

Non-stop info dump.
Rating the 40% I actually read. 
The rest of the book might as well be fab, but so far I am not impressed.

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review 2017-08-11 01:52
The Last Girl (Dominion #1) (Audiobook) - DNF @ 17%
The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) - Joe Hart

Meh.

 

I'm not one to quibble over present or past tense usually, but the present tense just wasn't working for me for some reason. This is dystopian, about a virus that prevents female births, and it's set one year from now. I need my dystopian to be a lot more in the future than that. And the premise just wasn't interesting, all told. Narrator was all right.

 

Moving on.

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review 2017-08-10 00:42
The Field: UFO, Alien Abductions, Science Fiction by Glenn Gillis
The Field: UFO, Alien Abductions, Science Fiction - Glenn Gillis

Got to about 47% through the book and gave up. There were too many grammatical and spelling errors, but the worst of it was the continuity errors. Because of this, the story did not flow well and in the end, I had to stop reading. The book could use a professional editor. Sorry.

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text 2017-08-05 20:02
The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost (Dr ... The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost (Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural) - Lucy Banks

Did not finish. Barely even started, kept falling asleep. I'll give this book another try later.

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review 2017-08-03 16:17
The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood

Got almost halfway through and quit, stopped just at chapter 7. This is my first Margaret Atwood book and I did enjoy her writing, just not the story. I grew bored and ended up skimming in the end, even when I came across Jocelyns' plan. I just didn't care. 

 

Admittedly, it is a bit my fault. The whole idea of Positron/Consilience and this apocalypse-esque landscape drew me in and I was just so gosh darn excited to swan dive in. So excited, in fact, that I hadn't read the summary in the book cover far enough to see that it's about infidelity. 

 

See, I don't particularly enjoy stories about philandering spouses all that much, even when a unnecessarily convoluted plan by a character in the novel and the novel itself hinges on it. Which I give hearty kudos to Ms. Atwood. I can and do admire that piece of artistic craft even though I did not like nor enjoy it.

 

I feel as though I've been ambushed. My trust fall turned into a twenty car pile up on the interstate during rush hour due to my own willful ignorance. Go me. Lesson learned: don't text and drive.

 

While it did affect my experience with the book to a degree, I can't say for sure whether I would've finished it even if I was wise enough to read the summary in its entirety. I was disappointed when I realized the more sci-fi elements, the elements that drew me in, we're regulated to window dressings a.k.a white noise a.k.a. stock background for a family portrait a.k.a. you get my meaning. At least to where I stopped.

 

It's not a terrible book. It's lovely writing. I found the world interesting and the characters had a solid level of substance and believability to them, even though I didn't care for them. Hence the three stars.

 

It's just not my cup of tea. But I hope others have better luck. 

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