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text 2020-01-26 12:26
Reading progress update: I've read 312 out of 312 pages.
The Trembling Hills - Phyllis A. Whitney

I would never put a book willingly to harm, but this is one of those books I would like to put into a meat grinder, just to see it getting shredded to pulp. I really disliked this book.

 

 

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text 2020-01-26 07:18
Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 312 pages.
The Trembling Hills - Phyllis A. Whitney

Nick was impersonally grateful for her help and always courteous. Sometimes she even worked with him in the evening, though he made it clear that he regarded her contribution as something she gave to the people of San Francisco, and not to him.

Sara, however, knew this was not altogether so. Being a woman, it was Nick whom she must serve first.

 

Yeah, the whole lovestory aspect of this book doesn´t work for me:

 

 

Sara is in love with Nick, Nick might be in love with Sara as well (I hope he isn´t), even though he is kind of in a relationship with a person, who is a much nicer person than Sara. But then Sara did something incredibly stupid and now Nick doesn´t like her anymore.    

  

Oh, and as for Richie: Sara has finally found out that he is an idiot.

 

Honestly, at this point I´m doing a lot of eye rolling whenever something of this relationship stuff comes up in the novel. 

(spoiler show)

 

 

  

 

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review 2018-05-09 04:47
DISCO SOUR by Giuseppe Porcaro
Disco Sour - Giuseppe Porcaro

A (political) suspense, placed in a post-continental war contemporary world. Bastian is running against time to get to a conference in Chile to deliver his speech and defend democracy. His journey is plagued with set-backs and delays orchestrated by a political rival. Throw in an almost permanent state of confusion courtesy of above mentioned rival, a loss of his Morph® phone (Bastian's whole life was on it) and constant pondering over his multiple break-ups, and here we have a character so fractured, that you keep wondering whether he is ever going to make it to his destination. Yet there was a small token that keeps Bastian focused. In the end, I loved him for his determination and his devotion to the cause. This book is packed with humor, curious facts and cultural references. I also found it a bit on a surreal side, a cross between Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Kidnapped by R.L. Stevenson (weird, I know, but it's my impression). My only two problems with this book is the beginning, where we have a couple of pages of info dump (not too bad, but still) and the ending, which is a little bit anticlimactic. I wish there was more of an impact, a "Eureka" moment before the solution was revealed, but I guess it's OK the way it is. Bottom line, I really enjoyed the book and will definitely watch out for more of Giuseppe's books.

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review 2018-01-18 03:36
My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency #1) by J.L. Langley
My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency #1) - J.L. Langley

Not as good as the first time around, maybe 3.5 stars.

Insane amount of characters with nick-names, titles and birth-names drove me almost to the mad house this time. How did I keep up in the first place, I have no idea - this is clearly some kind of name porn read. Chadwick, Coldwell, Cony, Jeremy, Jensen, Benson, Braxton.... what the hell happened to all the other letter in the alphabet? Why so many of them have to start with the same letter? 

In contrast, Nate calling Aiden "boy" in the second part drove me crazy, too. It's your spouse, you moron! And a prince! Show some respect! :/ Arghhh!

 

On sci-fi side... why not install GPS on your lift/car or a tracker app on your tablet?

There are inconsistencies and holes in the story, but - whatevers, it was still a fun read :)


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review 2018-01-17 20:47
Triskelion by Jana Denardo
Triskelion - Jana Denardo


There have been three brutal attacks with multiple victims, but so far @60% the MCs have just one sorta kinda maybe theory. Instead of investigating, they have unrelated to the investigation talk, drink tea, hang out with relatives, have more tea, more talk, hang out here and there again, insult each other on occasion, talk and drink more tea. 

If a casual hang out drinking tea and having conversations thing butters your cucumber sandwich, then this story is for you. However, I am done.

1 star. Sorry, JD, this simply is not my cup of tea.

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