Thursday, October 27, 2011

Action, Action And More Action, Gotta Love YA

Lorien Legacies book two
The Power of Six
by Pittacus Lore (James Frey and Jobie Hughes)
Is loaded for bear with action

(Why is James Frey ringing bells?
A Million Little Pieces (A Million Little Lies)
Can't deny his ability to tell a good story)

Book one, I Am Number Four
Set everything up and ended with a Bang
The Power of Six opens fast
Introduces more players, more perils
More Numbers, some dying
The bad aliens are moving in, fast and violent
But for the Grace of God
They have to kill the Lorien in numerical order
Sam and Number Four, literally
Take a walk into Alien Hell

New music in the library
with an apropos song
Smells Like Teen Spirit (radio edit) (track 17)
Outside Society (remastered) woo hoo
by Patti Smith, beat poet attitude on a CD
Only two of the tracks are "radio edit"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Water, Can't Live Without It

The Last Stormlord made me thirst
Glenda Larke has something going here
My co-worker said "It took me a while to get into it"
I was a goner after a few pages
The world and society building, very smart
It relates to our life and times
The characters are in constant conflict
With themselves and with others
The power hungry and greedy are pervasive (what's new?)
The story is built around the extremes of limited water
Nothing short of a clear eyed vision of things to come
Potable water is a finite commodity
We can't live without it
Interesting and fresh magics
Tried and true politics
Good story telling
Book two, Stormlord Rising
Is in the hand of a co-worker
I think she is intentionally slow
Denying me my gratification
I thirst mightily 
I want to know what's coming
I want to know yesterday
I need a slacking quaff of prose
Series title, just what you'd think

I can hardly contain myself
Been waiting for this CD impatiently
It is delicious!
So worth the wait
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Here We Rest
Jason is a former member of Drive-By Truckers
I am so glad he stepped aside to offer his own work
Alt-Country, Americana at its best
Lyrics, nothing short of genius

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Put The World On Pause For Two Days

Virgil Flowers has a new case
Virgil was just being himself, edgy
Thinking about fishing
Wearing great T-shirts
John Sandford was just being himself
Writing books much better than most
Literate comes to mind
Virgil's sensitive side came to the fore
Made me like him even more
The mad bomber was brilliant
Virgil tried something new
Virgil was Brilliant
And went home alone
Shock Wave

On the Sci-Fi side
Just finished The Digital Plague
Jeff Somers can write shootouts
His character Avery Cates
A noir head case (this is a positive statement)
MW Dictionary suggest Bleak and Sleazy
I'm game, Bleak and Sleazy it is
Avery has a penchant for violence
Not quite, "ruthless killer"
Wanton killer comes to mind
The Plague?
A new spin on nano technology
Fast, Fun, Gritty, Violent!
I learned I had read book 2
It stood alone quite well
I will be dipping back to the first
And moving on the the newer ones
Avery Cates, interesting guy
Lots of Attitude

Not so main stream, main stream
Some attitude, some sensitivity
Lots of Content
Brad Paisley
Time Well Wasted