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review 2017-05-29 02:08
Goliath
Goliath - Scott Westerfeld,Keith Thompson

One of my goals for this year is to go back and finish out some of the many series that I started and then got distracted before finishing.  I’d read Leviathan  and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld a while ago, so when I landed on  Paradise Pier I thought it might be a good time to go back and finish out the trilogy. 

 

 

As I read, the song Handsome Cabin Boy kept running through my head:

'Tis of a handsome female , As you may understand.

Her mind being bent on rambling unto some foreign land,

She dressed herself in sailor's clothes,  Or so it does appear,

And she hired on with a captain, to serve him for a year….

 

Well the adventures of Miss  Deryn Sharp aka Mr. Dylan Sharp turn out somewhat better than that of the “cabin boy” in the song, but I think you can understand why the story of a young woman disguised as a midshipman brought the song to mind.

 

I still like Scott Westerfeld’s clever re-imagining of World War I as a contest between the Darwinists who use bioengineering and the Clankers who create mechanical creatures and still love how Keith Thompson’s interior art enriches the story. However, I found the third volume in the trilogy less enthralling than the first two, and the ending not satisfying at all.  Perhaps I would have felt differently if I had read the last volume sooner when the series still had a magical glow and I had momentum (the magic of BL says that I read Leviathan  in December 2012 and Behemoth in February 2013, even longer ago than I had thought). 

 

Goliath (543 pages) finished May 27th brings my bank balance to $43

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text 2017-01-07 04:42
January Haul!
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas - Kate Hattemer
Tell Me Three Things - Julie Buxbaum
Specials - Scott Westerfeld
Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

Have you guys read any of these?

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review 2016-09-15 03:12
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man (Signet Classics) - Scott Westerfeld,W. Warren Wagar,H.G. Wells

I really, really enjoyed this. And while I can't say the Invisible Man himself was very likeable, his story is infinitely readable.

 

(And that's as profound as I can be right now...I'm not feeling too well at the moment.)

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text 2016-09-14 03:45
Reading progress update: I've read 59%.
The Invisible Man (Signet Classics) - Scott Westerfeld,W. Warren Wagar,H.G. Wells

I was hoping to finish this tonight, but I am way too sleepy to keep going.

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text 2016-09-13 03:05
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
The Invisible Man (Signet Classics) - Scott Westerfeld,W. Warren Wagar,H.G. Wells

Ok....I am really enjoying this.

 

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