Not my favorite of the Mrs. Murphy Mysteries, but it was an enjoyable way to pass my time while on a road trip. I enjoy these little, light mysteriesNot my favorite of the Mrs. Murphy Mysteries, but it was an enjoyable way to pass my time while on a road trip. I enjoy these little, light mysteries as a break from the horror and darker paranormal books I tend to favor, and this one was perfect for my mood. ...more
One way I judge a book is by how eager I am to get back to reading it (or in this case, listening to it). This novel fell short on my eagerness scale.One way I judge a book is by how eager I am to get back to reading it (or in this case, listening to it). This novel fell short on my eagerness scale. I didn't dislike the story. It's just that I found it easy to pass on it to read something else, do other things, or listen to music during my road trip. If I really like a story, then I can't wait to get the next disc into the player. While on my road trip, I found I wanted to take breaks with music. When I arrived home, I went a couple of days before listening to the final 4 discs.
The story itself was interesting to follow. The characters were a mixed bag. I like how the author lets us into the heads of various characters, but in this novel, it seemed that there were far more characters than she could handle up close and personal. Jean-Claude was nearly invisible in this novel, which would have made more sense, if he hadn't been one of the targets in the novel.
We got to see the culmination of Richard's deeper feelings in terms of himself, and his relationships with Anita and Jean-Claude. We got a taste of Anita's relationship with Micah and Nathaniel, and how our "relationship phobic" MC deals with them.
The sad thing is that we only get brief tastes of the more interesting aspects of her life and the intriguing characters, while so much is buried in moral angst, abundant sex scenes, and far too many minor characters that didn't really move the story forward.
Another issue I have had with the later Anita Blake series, was prolific here. We are nearly pounded over the head with how desired she is by every male (and some females) of nearly every paranormal species. I think we "got it" a long time ago, and don't need to be reminded quite so often in each book.
Despite these issues, I did, mostly enjoy the book. The novel was a nice way to escape the "real world" for awhile and lose myself in an interesting paranormal world.
I don't think I can give this a real fair review as I had not read Volumes 1-4 in this arc. I do have some background, though from having seen the movI don't think I can give this a real fair review as I had not read Volumes 1-4 in this arc. I do have some background, though from having seen the movie, so I wasn't completely lost as to what was going on.
As several readers have mentioned, with Captain America being on the cover and seeming to be the mc in this comic, I was rather surprised to see so little of him. This volume seemed to be more about Agent 13, aka Sharon Carter, and Bucky, aka The Winter Soldier, and their inner conflict regarding Captain America and his fight against his friends and what they are standing up for....more
This was such a fun and fantastic read! What if time travel were possible, and if so, what effect would it have on the person travelinReview to follow
This was such a fun and fantastic read! What if time travel were possible, and if so, what effect would it have on the person traveling back and forth through time? David Gerrold explores this issue, as well as looks at the very elements that help define human life itself. The book is written as a series of journals/notes as our protagonist travels through time, discovering himself, not only internally, but meeting several incarnations of himself as he continually alters aspects of his timeline. ...more