Most of the suggestions we already do. The reminder of no emotion is a good one although I'd love to know how to do that when you've gotten 6 hours of...moreMost of the suggestions we already do. The reminder of no emotion is a good one although I'd love to know how to do that when you've gotten 6 hours of sleep in the last three days. :-) it seemed mostly common sense to me. But a good reminder nonetheless. The silly quips got tedious and the claims that the only people this doesn't work for are doing it wrong were a bit over the top. But our three-year-old is more likely to stop doing annoying things after the first "that's 1" we say, and after only three days. So, pretty useful. I think the most important part is being consistent.(less)
Light fantasy romance. Easy to read. Less sensory stimulation than her previous books. The mystery seemed swept under the rug to me, but I suppose tha...moreLight fantasy romance. Easy to read. Less sensory stimulation than her previous books. The mystery seemed swept under the rug to me, but I suppose that it's reasonable. And the fantasy was very subtle. Much more a romance. I would like to read more about Rachel(less)
Enjoyable. Not as fast a read as others because of the dialect speech by Mags. But the characters are interesting and the story is intriguing, especia...moreEnjoyable. Not as fast a read as others because of the dialect speech by Mags. But the characters are interesting and the story is intriguing, especially the arc that still isn't explained.(less)
I read this book back when it came out in 1981. And I picked it up again because it was a library book (via Overdrive) that was available now. Of cour...moreI read this book back when it came out in 1981. And I picked it up again because it was a library book (via Overdrive) that was available now. Of course, I'd forgotten that it was book 2 in the series! :-)
But it was still a lot of fun to read. Anthony writes an interesting story with the two worlds of science and magic. And the Game on the science side is really interesting too.
Technically, this book was annoying to read, with typos that looked like OCR errors on _every_ page (not an exaggeration). Most of them were easy to figure out (like it consistently read "Came" rather than "Game") but others were so opaque that I eventually went to my books and dug out the print copy to figure out what was supposed to be there.
And of course, then there's the fact that the book ends in the middle of the Game, so we don't know if he wins. "That's fine," I thought, "I'll just go check out book three and keep reading." But the library only has book 2 available on Overdrive. Book 1 and 3 (and 4-6, for that matter) are not there. What's up with that? I love that I can check out digital books from the library, but man it would be nice if there were more titles available. (less)
This book wasn't too bad. It wasn't one I would have ordinarily picked up, because as I see the cover now I realized that it was a bodice ripper. And...moreThis book wasn't too bad. It wasn't one I would have ordinarily picked up, because as I see the cover now I realized that it was a bodice ripper. And I don't generally read Romance. But since I checked it out from the Library using Overdrive, I didn't really see the cover. This, I would say, is one drawback to ebooks - it's harder to make the same judgement calls you would about print books.
Be that as it may, this book was tolerable. Not nearly as bad as the one I read before it. It is definitely a romance, and as such the sex scenes are much more explicit than I'm used to reading in straight up fantasy. It doesn't help that I find most sex scenes in romance novels to be boring to read, so I tend to skip over them. Luckily this book doesn't have a lot of them and doesn't try to further the plot during the sex scenes, so skipping them doesn't miss much. (If I wanted to read about hardness, I'd go back to looking at drawing pencils...)
Another reviewer felt that the main character showed spunk at first and then became a wus. At first I thought that was true, but then I realized that this was the author's attempt to show that while she was tough, her boyfriend was even bigger and tougher. In other words, she could kick most men's butt, but he was so much bigger than her that he could simply carry her upstairs (for more drawing pencil discussions). The only problem being that because that's how ALL romance novel men treat their women, it made her seem less tough and more lame.
But the premise was interesting, and I found myself wondering what will happen to her next. So, three stars. If you leave me at least considering looking for the next book, then it can't be all bad.(less)
Even though this book was fast to read I found myself screaming that I wanted that time back, when I finished. That and eye bleach and something to wi...moreEven though this book was fast to read I found myself screaming that I wanted that time back, when I finished. That and eye bleach and something to wipe the memory from my head.
This book wasn't fantasy, it was soft-core porn between a werewolf and a woman who was [spoiler]part werewolf[/spoiler]. I have to laugh at the idea of putting a spoiler alert into this review as there was really nothing to spoil. The book went: sex fantasy, fight, sex fantasy during fight, recovery with sex fantasy, second fight, third (sorta) fight, actual sex (all night apparently--oops, was that a spoiler?), the end.
I know there are people who like this kind of "novel." I am not one of them. I did entertain myself reading the final sex scene out loud to my husband... But after playing the game of "count the euphemisms" my folds and his manhood couldn't take any more, and we went to sleep...