by Lee Child
I WAS ARRESTED IN ENO’S DINER. AT TWELVE O’CLOCK. I was eating eggs and drinking coffee.
Doors burst open, policemen jumped out. Two from each car, weapons ready. Two revolvers, two shotguns. This was heavy stuff. One revolver and one shotgun ran to the back. One of each rushed the door.
Killing Floor by Lee Child a Jack Reacher Novel and Audiobook. Read/Listened in 2016 on 11/25 to page 170, on 12/4 to page 248, on 12/23 to the end. I really liked it. I recommend it for those action adventure suspense fans who want to dig into Lee Child’s creation of Jack Reacher.
I’m glad I had watched a Jack Reacher movie.
About the book… I was only checking the acoustics of the audiobook before loaning it out and several hours later had shut it off and crawled into bed… marking in the book and audiobook where I had left off. Continue reading “Killing Floor”
Prequel to the COIL Series
… we find an international thriller providing background to Corban Dowler and the COIL Organization.
by Diana Galbadon
“Well … dead, actually. I had rather a nasty letter from his father, accusing you of murder. That one came over breakfast; didn’t think to bring it. Did you mean to kill him?”
The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lord John and the Custom of the Army by Diana Galbadon. Read in 2016 on 8/24 and 9/11, and again on 11/11. I liked it. I recommend it to Outlander Series fans, science fictional history fans, and fans of fiction with a homosexual hero.
We start at a society party attended by Lord John. It is a theme party where an entertainer with an electric eel shocks members of the party for the amusement of the guest. Lord John is manipulated into being the guest at the front of the line who is to grasp the eel while holding hands with another guest. Continue reading “Custom of the Army”
The Arisians know that he is incorruptible, a paragon of bravery and virtue, so they have chosen him to be the first entity to wear the “Lens of Civilization”.
First Lensman by E.E. “Doc” Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First Lensman by Doc E.E. Smith. Read and simultaneously listened to in 2016 on 6/1 to page 71, on 6/22 to page 107, on 7/7 to page 211 and completed it on 7/16. I liked it. I recommend it to classic science fiction fans. This review includes the Books in Motion audiobook read by Reed McColm, who performed with excellence. I prefer doing both read and listen, old “learning trick” from college. Plus it allows you to do some things without the story stopping while you live life.
“First Lensman” is a story that follows incorruptible heroic space adventurer Virgil Samms as he attempts to establish a military or police force to protect the civilization from those who would rather have chaos. Continue reading “First Lensman by E.E. “Doc” Smith”
Well, lets see if fate is better to me this year than previous years!
I wanted anyone interested in this blog to know that there is a lot more coming.
I’m 14 book reports behind schedule. I’ll get to them and to the ones that will build up before I get to those 14.
I’ve currently been spending a lot of my time helping a friend with their creative work. At first I refused the request, then had a epiphany that led me to want to do this work. I’m only partially finished after a month.
I have once again, at the last minute, signed up for NANOWRIMO 2016. I don’t know how you find authors on NANOWRIMO but I use the same “handle” pretty much everywhere. “aegiswiz”. So if you are doing that and looking for me, maybe that information will help. I bring this up because that will make posting much of anything in November extremely challenging.
Who knows, I may take up drinking coffee again and discard all that wasted time sleeping…
Thanks for your interest and check back. The upcoming book reports are First Lensman, Lord John and the Custom of the Army, Dark Edge Prequel, The Daylight War, Confessor, Mesenger’s Legacy, Galactic Patrol, The Fifth Season (A Hugo Winner), Jilo, The Scottish Prisoner, The Omen Machine, The Partner, Open Minds and The Girl on the Train. Look forward to writing about them.
Norm Davis aka aegiswiz.
A Book Review
One aspect of this series that kept me interested is how Mr. Westerfeld has incorporated real characters of the era into the events of his imaginary history
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld Read in 2016 on 7/29 to page 101, on 8/6 to page 268 on 8/21 to the end.
I liked it, 3 of 5 stars and recommend it specifically to alternate history fantasy fans, science fiction and fantasy fans, generally to young adults, and finally to all comers who enjoy good fiction.
Goliath is the final book in an alternate history fantasy series that takes place in an altered World War I era. In the imaginary world various country’s have adapted one of two technologies. One is primarily organic where people have altered DNA of animals to suit the purposes we would generally think of as technology. They are referred to a Darwinist. Leviathan, the first book is named after, is a giant dirigible war aircraft developed by altering the DNA of a whale. The details are an interesting creative idea. Alternately various other country’s technology is based on mechanical constructions, but in this imaginary work the “Clankers” fashion their machines based largely on biology. For example armored vehicles built to engage in war walk on various number of legs depending on the vehicle. Continue reading “Goliath by Scott Westerfeld”
Performed by Carly Robins. An Audiobook Review.
The closer she gets to justice the further she gets from the law.
Listened on 8/10/16 to 77%, and again on 8/18/16 to the end. I really liked it. 4 of 5 stars. I recommend this book wholeheartedly, first to the lovers of the genre, and second to anyone who enjoys any genre.
Immediately I said to myself this is by Marcia Clark. I tried to pin it down exactly. It was an audio-book, so it may have been the same reader. I thought the vocabulary, voice, tempo, and cadence sounded like “Blood Defense” by Marcia Clark. My bad.
I soon forgot the similarity as I was consumed by a murder within the first few pages. Once hooked around 7pm, it was still refusing to let go at midnight. I didn’t make into bed until well past 3 AM. The last 3 hours of debate in my head, at each new chapter, was regarding my ability to remain awake. At chapter 15 the sandman was winning the battle and I was forced to stop.
Continue reading “Doubt by C.E. Tobisman”