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text 2017-04-26 18:25
Reading progress update: I've read 60%.
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon

It doesn't feel like I am making much progress with this book. I read chapters and chapters and I see it's moved like a percent. Then I took a look and realized this thing is 864 pages.

 

I feel bad for saying this, but this thing could be cut a bit. Or at least stop all of the jumping around to Sister, Swan and Josh, and then Roland and that whole crew of horribleness that is going on right now. I guess right now that my big issue is that the whole thing reads like and then this happened, and then this happened, and then this other thing happened. I am just having a hard time keeping things straight. 


Also this came out in 1987 which is a few years after King's "The Stand" and I am seeing some similar themes play out with regards to fate. Heck right now Roland is a stand in for Harold from "The Stand". Macklin seems way too similar to Trash Can Man to me.

 

I adored "Boy's Life" and that book really touched me in a way a book hasn't in years. And so far this is the third of his books I have read that I went, okay, I get it. I like this, but don't love it. I don't see me re-reading this for years to come. But, "Boy's Life" came later when I think you can see how much he has grown. And wow, this is turning into a mini-review and I am going to just end this now. 

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text 2017-04-26 13:48
Reading progress update: I've read 44%.
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon

This book is brutal.

 

I would hope that the rest of the world would not revert to some huge Hunger Games style form of things if a nuclear war throughout the world happened, but yeah, we probably would.

 

I do like the characters of Josh, Swan, and Leona. I really am not feeling jumping back and forth among the other plots though. I know that McCammon is probably doing this since they are all going to link up. I keep comparing this to King's "The Stand" which is just making me want to re-read that book. 

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text 2017-04-25 16:36
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon

I should probably have skipped this book since it's freaking me out in the first few pages. I hope this is not the US's new reality.

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review 2017-04-24 17:13
THE PLAGUE by ALBERT CAMUS
The Plague - Stuart Gilbert,Albert Camus

3-1/2 out of 5 stars. Translated from French.

I purchased this audiobook because I'm into apocalyptic/dystopian books and thought from the cover that this is what the book would be about. It's slightly like that. There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in a town in Algeria which ends up being cut off from the outside world until it ends. So, an American book would have mayhem, bad guys trying to take over, love in the middle of the plague, starvation - this book had none of that. There was some discouragement but even the camp where people were stuck for months wasn't bad. The American version would have the camp be a hell on earth. There were a lot of speeches by different characters - a couple were actually moving. The book ended very mildly too. I'm just not used to this type of non-dystopian book.

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review 2017-04-20 04:07
City of Ember, Graphic Novel - Review
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel - Dallas Middaugh,Niklas Asker,Jeanne DuPrau

 

 

This is a great story made even better by the gorgeous artwork. I read the book a couple years ago but was never interested in the sequels. Now I find myself wondering what happens next. Maybe I will find the next book in graphic novel format too.

 

I read this as part of Booklikes-opoly as a book beginning with "C". Now that I'm finally finished, I guess I can roll again since it is still the 19th. :)

 

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