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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-16 19:57
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel - Colson Whitehead

This book was horribly sad, it tore my heart open repeatedly. I don't usually read books like this but it was chosen for a book club I wanted to attend. I couldn't even get through the first page without crying. I had to put it down to rest my heart. I never made it to that book club meeting.

 

I know it is fiction and one major detail was changed but that didn't take away from the story. I know that the majority of the book was close enough to the real thing and the terror that people endured was just as real. I have read about the horrible things that humans did to other humans because of the color of their skin and it is heart-rending. I wish it all could be considered fiction but the sad truth is that this horrible story was a reality for too many souls. There is language that I like to avoid but in this book, it is part of the reality.

 

I feel wounded now and think I'll go back to reading total nonsense fiction.  

 

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text 2017-06-06 23:13
Robots, A.I., Mad Scientists ...
Run Program - Scott Meyer
Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom - Bradley W. Schenck
Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse) - Jim C. Hines

Ooh, I just can't wait.  My reading future looks exciting but boy is my budget taking a hit.  

 

(Run Program - Scott Meyer  has some giveaways on the usual book sites.)

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review 2017-06-04 12:44
Review: Dominion (Gods and Slaves, #1) by Nicholas Bella
Dominion (Gods and Slaves Series Book 1) - Heidi Ryan,Nicholas Bella

 

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Great start of this series!!! I'm looking forward to more.

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review 2017-05-24 18:23
Dominion: Gods and Slaves, Book 1
Dominion (Gods and Slaves Series Book 1) - Heidi Ryan,Nicholas Bella

 

Well...if Master Bella has not gone and done it again!  This was so bloodydamn great. My heavens...and so worth the wait! It has been at least 6 months since we began to be teased with promises of gladiators, hard core sex, graphic violence and language and this one delivers...and delivers brilliantly.

 

I cannot wait to see where this goes from here.

 

The world building here is just so well done and the characters being formed rival what I loved so much about The New Haven Series.  Mateo is such a strong and incredibly rich character and of course seeing how his relationship with Eloy grows or changes as the story progresses will be just awesome to see. Plus there is Titus, who I love already.

 

In the earlier days since arriving at the ludus, Mateo had been meek, afraid and uncertain of what would be his fate. He now had some understanding, and he also began to see that if he were to survive, he had to cast away whatever timid feelings he had. He was in a world of warriors and barbarians. They were used to taking what they wanted, giving no apologies, and killing for sport and glory. If he was going to rise in status, he had to become someone new, someone without fear and doubt. He had to become a gladiator.

 

Indeed he does.

 

 

I cannot recommend this one enough!  Bravo Master Bella on another winner!!

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text 2017-05-24 16:18
Reading progress update: I've read 42%.
Dominion (Gods and Slaves Series Book 1) - Heidi Ryan,Nicholas Bella

 

 

This is really good!! I'm liking it.

 

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