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review 2017-09-18 17:56
The Door Into Fire (The Tale of the Five #1) by Diane Duane
The Door Into Fire - Diane Duane

Sex. Drugs. And Rock... Color Purple. Very 70-ies.


What. A. Drag. 

Never a straight (no pun) line in this book. I don't mind when a story gets from A to D via B, C and while at it detours through E and K. I do mind however, when the author goes through entire alphabet to connect A to B. Now imagine that alphabet being intense purple. It frigging haunts me in my sleep now.

One star.

And no, DD was not the one and only writing and publishing queer literature prior to 2001. No credit for that. Sorry, not sorry.

 

PS And what's with the cover? O.o

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review 2017-09-18 17:22
he Supreme Might of Love by Christa Tomlinson
The Supreme Might of Love - Christa Tomlinson

In all fairness, gladiators are not my slice of salami. 

I read this book for a challenge because of the Mars character. He disappointed me a quite a bit, since his true nature never got a chance to shine. As for the mortals, as entertaining their relationship was in the beginning, it all turned to lust and then love all too quickly, at the same time failing to produce any hint of chemistry between them. 

The book is short, and of course, it limits the opportunities for the characters and relationships to develop fully. The plot was a bit of a cliche, the chemistry, like I said, was non-existent, the sex was meh. 

Prompt pic:

 

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review 2017-09-01 15:26
Holy Moly The Colors
Through the Woods - Emily Carroll

I am reading this for "In The Dark, Dark Woods": Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.  

 

Besides the woods on the cover of the book two of the stories that I've read have the woods depicted in the panels.

 

This was brilliant. I loved all the stories, writing, and the panels were awesome. And I also scared myself so badly at one point I put this way and kept jumping at shadows. 

 

"An Introduction" sets the mood for this collection.  Why I started reading this in the dark with only the TV flickering I will never know.

 

"Our Neighbor's House" what a grim story. The slowly building tension to this one was great. Of course I had guesses about the neighbor.

 

"A Lady's Hands Are Cold" another take on the Bluebeard legend. Really enjoyed this. The song repeated throughout the panels became more and more sinister. 

 

"His Face All Red" I thought this was smartly done. We have a man who is wary of his brother, and we find out why. I kept waiting for something to leap out of the panel.

 

"My Friend Janna" a very good story. Reminded me a bit of the trouble the women had in that movie Ouija board. 

 

"The Nesting Place" a young woman doesn't take warnings to stay out of the woods seriously enough.

 

"In Conclusion" another take of Little Red Riding Hood.

 

The other stories in this collection besides "A Lady's Hands are Cold" and "In Conclusion" I am not sure of the original fairy tale or folk lore they came from.

 

I really enjoyed the writing, and the flow from story to story. I have to say the colors really popped and reading this on my Kindle was great because the way that the Kindle was set up was once you double tap the panel and enlarged it, you would get to see the full panel and then it would focus in on the different parts that you should read. So it was kind of like watching a cartoon, a silent cartoon which was giving me the willies the whole time. See below for some of the panels.

 

 

 

Definitely going to check out more works by this author!

 

 

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text 2017-09-01 14:27
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Through the Woods - Emily Carroll

I'm going to have to seek out more works by this author. The stories were so creepy and I loved the drawing and colors. I just wish it had been longer. 

 

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text 2017-09-01 12:23
Reading progress update: I've read 44%.
Through the Woods - Emily Carroll

I am reading this for "In The Dark, Dark Woods": Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.  

 

Well besides the woods on the cover of the book two of the stories that I've read have the woods depicted in the panels.

 

I started this last night is scared the living daylights out of myself. I had to stop and I had to put on something happy on my television.

 

I'm reading this right now my Kindle Fire and it's so good. The way it works is once you start a panel it just automatically keeps showing all the other panels as long as you flick your fingers. So it's like I'm watching a really disturbing cartoon. I love the stories. I love the colors. Everything is so good.

 

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