Monday, June 13, 2016

Charlie Anders / All The Birds In The Sky / Outstanding Entertainment

Right out of the box
Charlie Anders brings the mail
All the Birds in the Sky is a delight

Hip, Literate, Esoteric
I am at a loss for words

Want a smile on your face?
Read All the Birds in the Sky


Music
Born To Play Guitar by Buddy Guy

Jay Posey / Outriders / Gotcha From Start To Finish

Jay Posey opens the story with the unthinkable
Outriders will own you from the opening sentence

Captain Lincoln Suh is a special operations soldier
He has been reassigned

Lincoln now heads-up a very secretive unit
Specializing in very black ops
What's so special
The 519th Applied Intelligence Group
One and all are reanimated
And there is so much more to the story

Every character has endearing traits
People you want to read about
People you want to spend time with

I look forward to more from the Outriders
Military Sci-Fi with a twist


Music
You can blame it on a patron's recommendation
He said the lyrics were special
I am now listening to Hip Hop
Love Story by Yelawolf
The lyrics are indeed special

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Jason M. Hough / Zero World / High Tension SF Thriller

Thriller fans, Buckle-Up
Jason M. Hough delivers
Zero World will grab and hold you

Interesting protagonist
Peter Caswell is an assassin
What's different?
After every job
His memory of the job is Erased
He never gets to know

The current job
Travel to another universe
Kill the target
Return and forget

Things go horribly wrong
The action slows just enough
To catch your breath, on occasion

Everything that can go wrong
Goes Horribly Wrong
Fun, Fun, Fun at every turn of the page

You will want to keep an eye on Mr Hough
Be sure to catch The Dire Earth Cycle

Music
The ghosts of Highway 20
Lucinda Williams

Monday, March 28, 2016

Jason Denzel / Mystic / Brilliant Debut

Foolish boy that I am
I unwittingly requested and received
The eARC for Mystic by Jason Denzel
Not paying attention
Did not notice
I only got a "Preview Excerpt"

Most of the book was there
Not the last chapters of the book
I burned through the ARC
Smokn' Hot Story
Totally Captivated
The ARC stopped short
What Happens Next??
Bummed, Sad, Dejected

Just could not bring myself to post a reaction
I had not finished the book
I waited
The book finally arrived
I burned my way to the finish
Great Stuff!

Near the end
Yikes! Philip Pullman could have written this
Not a comfortable conclusion
But wait, another chapter to read

One of the best
Lonely serf girl tries to make good
Wants to be a Mystic
Magic maker of the forest and such

This is one terrific Heroic Myth
All the elements are present
A must read


New Music to the library
An old friend of mine from 1973
Over-nite Sensation
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
One of my persona all-time favorite songs Montana

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fran Wilde / Updraft / Wonderful World Build

In a city rising higher and higher
Built of living, growing bone spires
People fly everywhere
All trade is carried by flyers

Kirit Densira is coming of age
Kirit wants nothing more than to be a trader
Her mother is one of the best
Her missing father, one of the best

Politics being politics, there is a Catch 22
Kirit must strap on her wings
The Wing Test is her only path to being a trader

The fail in this Heroic Journey is spectacular
The journey after failure, amazing
Kirit is someone you want to get to know
Someone you want to cheer for
The story, so much more than you think at first reading

Updraft book 1 of Bone Universe, will stay with you
You will wait impatiently with me for more
Fran Wilde has penned an outstanding debut novel
Fran Wilde is on my Must Read list


Music you didn't know about but want to hear
The Green 
James Maddock, a songwriter's songwriter