Sometimes the quality of the work in these Goodreads M/M Romance events astonishes me considering how short the amount of time was that the authors haSometimes the quality of the work in these Goodreads M/M Romance events astonishes me considering how short the amount of time was that the authors had to work with.
I often think I'm smart and educated and fairly well read then I read a book where the characters memorize poetry and Shakespeare and the other characters recognize not only the author but in the case of a play, which one and what speaker. Are people really like that? I can't remember all the lyrics to songs I sang over and over a decade ago. Yeah sure I knew it was Shakespeare and I'd heard of Dolorous Blow (I think...) but past that there were points where a fairly common figure of speech was apparently a quote that the others knew was a quote and the work it was quoted from and I had no idea. Seriously, am I that ignorant? This happens frequently in books and it makes me feel stupid.
Excellent and believable world building. It's like the Holocaust or Rwanda or any of the other countless genocidal wars that spring out of fear. Psychologically it makes complete sense.
Clever and interesting and then it uses something trite like, "the moons of Rigel III," as if people didn't name their planets. Even the names such as Rigel, Sirius, and Alpha Centauri are overused. Since they have FTL capability of some kind and are terrified of Old Earth, it's not only odd to only be colonizing her closest neighbors but also using English names for those stars.
It's kind of absurd to think that the brains of an entire city of people could be uploaded into one little device smaller than a soccer ball that also has to be used for other things. Yes, technology evolves at staggering speeds but when that brain also has all of human history, it just seems absurd given that it's near enough in our future that they are only quoting writers from the last few hundred years (and so far all Englishmen). And in the (view spoiler)[head of a cyborg that is slow enough that he also has to concentrate on something fairly innocuous (hide spoiler)] at one point.
The graffiti was a nice touch.
How does she sit down on the court bibles and set her gun aside when the gravity isn't on yet?
It's good that the story didn't just end with the salvation from the primary evilness because that really wasn't the only threat to their existence. The rest of the story was necessary even though Hollywood would have made it all fix itself in the end or left this part to the sequel.
The Reuben of the body of the story is very different than the one in the beginning and the one the other people describe so it's odd when it's brought up that he's surly or violent. He doesn't come across like that at all.
Good action and danger. Interesting premise and world.
33% passes before the other MC appears and he's not even conscious. It takes much longer beforeGood action and danger. Interesting premise and world.
33% passes before the other MC appears and he's not even conscious. It takes much longer before the true personality comes in.
This is unique, interesting, unpredictable and clever. I love the mythology and the interplay of the various schools of religious thought. I didn't know Ragnarok was also Icelandic. I suppose I never thought about it.
I like the possessed Soren's personality and behavior. He's interesting. I think it's weird that the MC calls him Soren though. I get his reasoning but I think another name would be fine since no one knows them except the people who understand what's happening.
I think Slim Jims are disgusting, especially the cheese in the ones that are packaged together.
What was the thing Roger asked if he wanted one of? Cigarettes? The belt buckle? But without specifications it couldn't be that. I missed or didn't properly infer whatever it was. If you know, please share!
I never quite understood why he and his mother couldn't be around each other.
Please don't shave a dog even in excessive heat. It makes their undercoat grow in which is much thicker and more insulating which makes them hotter. A dog's coat is made to circulate air in the summer by shedding the dense undercoat.
This would have been five plus stars as well as a favorite but the ending wasn't what I wanted. It's an HEA but I am not fond of (view spoiler)[ménage relationships--sex is okay and hot sometimes but relationships don't work for me even with possession (maybe especially with possession) which is why I've never finished the SPCTR series (hide spoiler)] so it wasn't ideal for me. But this was an excellent and unique book. ...more
I smiled, I cried, I hurt, I was melancholy, I laughed. I'm very glad the ending didn't (view spoiler)[try to make everything work out fine with his cI smiled, I cried, I hurt, I was melancholy, I laughed. I'm very glad the ending didn't (view spoiler)[try to make everything work out fine with his career--which wasn't likely-- (hide spoiler)] but instead left it open so we could still (view spoiler)[believe in the HEA (hide spoiler)]. This wasn't an original premise but it was dealt with so aptly and the element of Brandon's laugh was so lovely that I really enjoyed this despite not liking either historicals or the contemporary type of story (as in non-genre genres). (Yeah, I know. Sue me.)...more