Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lee Collins / The Dead Of Winter / Gritty

The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins

I was all in from the get go
Cowboy Up Fantasy
A hard ride from chute to buzzer

Cora Oglesby is the real deal
She and her man Ben hunt things
Things that go bump in the night

Demons, Vampire, all ilk of Evil
They don't truck with failure
They always get back in the saddle

Cora drinks too much
Ben reads too much
A match made in heaven

This is Dark Fantasy
The Wind Chill?
It'll brittle your bones

Book two of the Cora Oglesby series
She Returns From War
On my short list, to be read Soon!

Ray LaMontagne
God Willin’ & the Creek don’t Rise

The Holders / Julianna Scott / Exciting YA

Julianna Scott has started with a bang
The Holders, first of a series
Gripped from start to finish

Becca and brother Ryland are special
Strange voices in little brother's head
A mysterious father

Becca thinks herself, nothing special
Much to be discovered
Taking care of the family was Becca's only focus
Protecting Ryland, a full time job

When the real action starts
It is relentless
Romance rears it's beautiful head
A dynamic story for dynamic minds and hearts

The magic is just introduced here
There is so much to learn
Readers will be intrigued
Like me they will want to learn more

Strange Chemistry, is to YA
What Angry Robot is to SF&F
Cherry picking new and used authors
The skim cream
I am rarely disappointed

New music in the library
The Lumineers by The Lumineers

Cory Doctorow / Homeland / Paranoia In/Of America

Cory Doctorow Delivers
Sequel to Little Brother  ((blog post) read the post)
The paranoia continues

Marcus Yallow is once again called to duty
He has a jump drive full of incendiary information
Exposing some egregious players
Some Corporate, some Government

What's a poor boy to do
"Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights!" (Bob Marley)
Marcus stands up, and does what Marcus does best
Real World techie, geeky, hactivist, anonymous stuff

As with Little Brother and Homeland 
Are more than exciting reads
They shout to the reader to be a good citizen
To be an active participant in our Democracy

The books disdain bad hackers
The books disdain bad government
The books challenge the reader
The books challenge the government

Be as good a person as you can be
Govern the best you can govern
Work to correct what is not right
Expose what is simply wrong

The Afterword written by Aaron Swartz
Aaron is no longer with us
Cory's homage to Arron is a Must Read

The people's music
Legend: the Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers