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review 2018-09-23 18:05
Review of Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Only Time Will Tell - Jeffrey Archer

I loved this book!  I bought this entire series over time because they were all discounted as e-books and I am really glad I did.  I had never read an Archer book before but I had a hard time putting this down.  I would not call it great literature, but the character building, story-telling, and historical background are all very well done. I liked how he would switch perspectives from one character to the next, but also go back in time a bit in the story to fill in holes.  I have already started the next book in the series.

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review 2018-09-23 14:46
SLIMER by Harry Adam Knight
Slimer - John Brosnan,Phil Kettle,Harry Adam Knight

 

SLIMER is a perfect example of why I loved (and still love), horror from the 80's! It's fun, it's fast paced, unpredictable, imaginative, and did I mention it's FUN?

 

Three couples find themselves stranded in a life boat after the yacht they were on sank. After several days they come upon an abandoned oil rig, and are grateful to be on solid ground again. After they start looking around, their gratitude turns to confusion and eventually fear. Why are there scientific labs instead of oil production equipment? Where are all the people? Most importantly, why are they finding piles of clothing all over the place? Piles with undergarments and socks inside, almost as if the person vanished into thin air? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I know that the title doesn't bring to mind great works of literature, but this book towers above most creature features, and unlike a lot of horror from that time period, it's actually pretty well written. I'm not looking for Shirley Jackson all the time, you know? Sometimes I want lots of action and in your face horror and both of those are found here in spades! I've been trying to think of movies or other books I can compare SLIMER with, and all I can come up with is The Thing. Instead of the arctic setting, we're on an isolated oil rig in the middle of the deep sea...but all the other main components are there. The growing fear, the confusion, and suspicion regarding your fellow man, all of it's here. And all of it spells F-U-N!

 

Valancourt Books' PAPERBACKS FROM HELL series is going to be a lot of fun if this is the kind of stuff they'll be putting out. I, for one, am going to be lined up for each new release like a shopper at midnight on Black Friday!

 

If you liked John Carpenter's The Thing, if you like creature features, and finally, (maybe especially), if you liked the best works that 80's horror had to offer, SLIMER is a MUST-HAVE for your home library. My highest recommendation!

 

Available on October 2nd, but up for pre-order now, here: SLIMER

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text 2018-09-21 14:00
Reading progress update: I've read 388 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

'It makes you wonder if there is anything to astrology after all.'

'Oh, there is,' said Susan, 'Delusion, wishful thinking and gullibility.'

 

 

Burn.

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text 2018-09-21 03:00
Reading progress update: I've read 359 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

'Well, I expect you have heard of Rule One, right?' he said.

That seemed to give them pause. One said, 'We know millions of rules, human.'

'Billions. Trillions,' said another.

'Well, you can't attack me,' said Lu-Tze, ' 'cos of Rule one.'

The nearest Auditors went into a huddle.

'It must involve gravitation.'

'No, quantum effects. Obviously.'

'Logically there cannot be a Rule One because at that point there would be no concept of plurality.'

'But if there is not a Rule One, can there be any other rules? If there is no Rule One, where is Rule Two?'

'There are millions of rules! They cannot fail to be numbered!'

Wonderful, thought Lu-Tze. All I have to do is wait until their heads melt.

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text 2018-09-21 02:55
Reading progress update: I've read 349 out of 430 pages.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett

Koan 97: 'Do unto otters as you would have them do unto you.' Hmm. No real help there. Besides, he'd occasionally been unsure that he'd written that one down properly, although it certainly had worked. He'd always left aquatic mammals well alone, and they had done the same to him.

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