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review 2017-09-05 02:45
First Book Read for Halloween Bingo 2017
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

For my first read I choose the book NeverWhere by Neil Gaiman, as I mentioned before. And I really enjoyed the book even though it was a very strange and confusing book. I really thought the main character of Richard was pretty strange and I liked him well enough, but the character of Door was my favorite between the two. The most interesting character by far and the one that really kept my interest, was the character of Marquis de Carabas. With him I was never sure if he was a good guy, bad guy, or just looking out for himself. So I would have to say he was definitely the character that kept me wondering what he would do next, whenever he was on the pages. 

I really still have something's that confused me about the story but it didn't stop me from giving the book 4 out of 5 stars. The part that made me give the book 4 stars, was I just don't care for the ending at all. I probably would have only given the book 3 stars but I really loved the characters and the storyline. The book was creepy with some stuff that people would eat in the book and some of the individuals were really creepy and scary as well. Especially the characters of Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar. 

I am so glad I read this book and choose it as my first read for the Halloween bingo for 2017.

 

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review 2017-09-04 20:55
Review of The Limehouse Text
The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas

  

 

So in the first book Some Danger Involved, Llewellyn finds out that the reason the job is vacant is because Barkers other assistant was killed. 

 

In The Limehouse Text we find out a little bit about what happened to that assistant when they find that he pawned a book. Going after this book puts Barker and Llewellyn in the Chinese district of London with a lot of bad guys wanting to get their hands on the book. 

 

It's a secret book that contains some dangerous forbidden martial arts  moves and such that could kill a man very easily and had been stolen form a monestary. Of course, everyone wants it for very different reasons but things get more complicated when an officer is killed the same way Barkers previous assistant was and Barker nearly gets himself killed in the process. 

 

I thought this story just flowed a lot smoother than the last one and I was a lot more interesting in what was going on. It had a lot of twist and turns and a whole lot of suspects.

 

Cyrus Barker is not my favorite character but he is the independent detective (I can't think of what he calls himself) he is just not extremely likable but okay. Thomas Llewellyn is the one who tells the stories about what is happening and a lot more down to earth and likeable and I always feel bad for him because he ends up in a lot of scraps but at least he is learning how to take care of himself pretty good. 

 

Overall, it was a good story and I find these books interesting because they always tackle a different part of London. 

 

I love the narrator Antony Ferguson and he does a great job here but his Chinese accent was sorely lacking. 

 

Received this book from Tantor Audio for a fair and honest review.

 

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text 2017-09-04 18:37
Reading progress update: I've listened 570 out of 570 minutes.
The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas

I must say that I really liked this one much more than the second book, even though the series is just mediocre. Sometimes buddy novels work and sometimes they don't and they sure are not Holmes and Watson but entertaining enough. 

 

Will post a review later. 

 

 

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text 2017-09-04 14:00
Reading progress update: I've listened 425 out of 570 minutes.
The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas

So I wasn't going to count this as a Halloween bingo read but after deciding that since I am a slow reader and I might be able to fit in the one I originally planned to read I changed my mind. :)

 

The Barker and Llewellyn series is sort of a mediocre series. I liked the first one, but not so much the second book but this one seems to be a lot better at least to me. Each book is set in a different sections of London, this one is the Chinese district. 

 

Source: www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Limehouse-Text-Audiobook/B01MUAO1IB/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1504387487&sr=1-1
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text 2017-09-03 06:05
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text - Neil Gaiman

Finally able to start reading for bingo. Picked this one up for the first one because it has been on my read list for a while and I haven't had a chance to pick this open until now. Due to the fact it goes for this bingo category.

So far while I am not very far along in this story I am really starting to get interested in it. It's pretty weird but kind of funny also. And I really like the main character of Richard, and the character of Door, she's quite the interesting character. 

 

 

I am hoping to be able to finish this in a couple more days. I am going to have to do bingo in between book tours that I am Involved in, that are due at certain times as well.

So I am hoping that I will be able to get at least one bingo before the ending. 

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