Oct
11
2019
1

Book of the Week: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

This is coming early because it’s gonna be a hectic weekend. Anyway: I’m reading CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my eldest kid* — and man, but did I forget the resonances in this one! You can tell that it was written by somebody whose country had just gone through a desperate fight for life against a ruthless enemy with secret police and a taste for murder. Now I’m kind of curious as to how the rest of them read. Guess I’ll find out!

Moe Lane

*Who is engrossed, although he’ll be damned if he’ll admit to it.

Oct
05
2019
4

Book of the Week: The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes.

Time to get back on that carousel again, I guess. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes is the first of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, and I can’t wait to see what they do with it on the big screen. No sarcasm, either. I’m too tired for sarcasm.

Sep
28
2019
1

Book of the Week: The Terror.

Picked up Dan Simmons’ The Terror a couple of days ago, and am still reading it. The tone and action is pretty good, and pretty historical! And there was a refreshing lack of teasing the existence of the monster, at least. I have no idea what it is, yet, but I assume that I will by the end.

Sep
21
2019
3

Book of the Week: Target Rich Environment, Volume 2.

Larry Correia’s Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 is of course not out until December, but Baen has it on E-ARC. I got it largely for the Grimnoir story, but the Predator one is pretty boss, too. Or have we stopped using that slang term? Ach, well, we can bring it back for this post.

Sep
14
2019
1

Book of the Week: Starborn and Godsons.

Starborn and Godsons is the long-awaited (at least by me) third and probably final book in the Heorot SF series by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes. Check out The Legacy of Heorot and Beowulf’s Children first, if you like. You might as well: this last book isn’t out until next April anyway.

Sep
07
2019
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Book of the Week: The GOAT.

Roger Simon’s latest, and supposedly it’s very good, and certainly it’s very self-published. I figure that I’ll give The GOAT a try. Besides, it’s been a very busy week for me; I haven’t really READ anything, for a change.

Aug
31
2019
1

Book of the Week: The Pigeon HAS To Go To School!

Yes, Mo Willems’ new kid’s book The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! [pause] …You don’t get to judge me, man. It’s been three months in the damn trenches.

Aug
24
2019
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Book of the Week: A Call to Duty (Manticore Ascendant).

I think that I messed up my buying history by not buying A Call to Duty by David Weber and Timothy Zahn? Which is really weird. A Honorverse book should normally be on auto-purchase. Really, really weird. Ach, well, it happens.

Aug
17
2019
2

Books of the Week, Revisited: The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox.

Because, honestly, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox are well worth the re-up. It’s a shame we didn’t get more than three of these books from Barry Hughart, but at least we got three. That’s a net gain for the universe.

Aug
10
2019
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Book of the Week: Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju.

It’s not coming out for a while, but I’m looking forward to Kim Newman’s next vampire novel (Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju) and I didn’t do much new-book reading this week, for some reason. Probably because I was busy. Still: Kim Newman. Anno Dracula. Easy enough to justify.

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