It is a short story about a survivors in post apocalyptic south Texas. The main character John Randell is kidnapped by 5 commandos while out on a foraIt is a short story about a survivors in post apocalyptic south Texas. The main character John Randell is kidnapped by 5 commandos while out on a foraging party. He comes to find out that camp yea has been sent to is ran by all women. I love the idea that this camp is run by women has all of the amenities, while the men's camps are living like cave people. The women essentially rape men to get pregnant, they really have no other need for them. However, the upper command has no idea that a rebellion is brewing. This was a surprisingly good novel, there was an actual story line and not just sex scenes. It was interesting to have the women be the aggressors, as in most romance novels, rape isn't really rape which I think is horrendously misleading, but I don't have a soap box about it either. I was surprised that when I got to the end I felt it was too short of a story and I wanted to read more and find out what happens with the rebellion. Peters has good writing, very easy flow.
This was a book I received as an Early Reviewer on LibraryThing. I did not remember checking the box to say say I would read it, yet there it was in mThis was a book I received as an Early Reviewer on LibraryThing. I did not remember checking the box to say say I would read it, yet there it was in my mailbox. I’m not going to lie, it is a very dry book, I am 99% sure it is aimed at being a text book. I am not a legalese and if I hadn’t received this book the way I had I would not have read it. It was very dry and hard for me to get through, and sadly I didn’t I made it to chapter 8 and just gave up. In the intro, the author states that this book “aims to provide an objective review of how capital punishment works in the United States.” He further states that “the primary focus of the book is upon issues that are resolved after a defendant has been convicted of a capital crime.” Being the general populace I feel that he achieved his goal. Again, not saying I would recommend this book to my book club, but it was an informative read.
The reading bored me, the storyline is slow and this academia stuff makes me want to nap. I want the book to hurry up and get to the action of the murThe reading bored me, the storyline is slow and this academia stuff makes me want to nap. I want the book to hurry up and get to the action of the murder already, then it skips it and goes to the boring aftermath. None of the characters are likable, and mostly they are bores, literally. Although, on a side note, I think Bunny would have been a great employee of Mr. Wednesday from American Gods. I sort of wish we had Bunny’s perspective of things. I didn’t absolutely hate this book like I have some we read earlier in the year, but I won’t re-read it either. I finished it and on time so that is an accomplishment.
This was a random selection from my free Nook ebooks. I thought this was a weird crime fiction novel. It is pure pulp fiction. It is written and set iThis was a random selection from my free Nook ebooks. I thought this was a weird crime fiction novel. It is pure pulp fiction. It is written and set in 1956. The characters are very dated and classic. There are lots of characters, whose lives all intertwine. No one is faithful, not even to themselves.
I went through these books so quickly, that I didn’t leave time to do individual reviews of each book, instead I am doing a review of all three read tI went through these books so quickly, that I didn’t leave time to do individual reviews of each book, instead I am doing a review of all three read together. I first heard about his trilogy on Good Morning America, and thought it would be on my future reading list. Then a friend said she had them and loved them and loaned the trilogy to me. My friend stated that they were along the lines of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, but I find that to be a gross misstatement. The Fifty Shades Trilogy does have intense sex scenes with Dominant/Submissive tones, but unlike the Sleeping Beauty trilogy there is an actual story and character growth. The characters of Christen Grey and Ana Steele are very likable and wanting to get to know them better kept me turning the pages.
This is the third book in the Oz trilogy. In this book the Cowardly Lion is interviewing Mother Yackle regarding Elphaba and Liir, and during the inteThis is the third book in the Oz trilogy. In this book the Cowardly Lion is interviewing Mother Yackle regarding Elphaba and Liir, and during the interview we find out more about the Lion’s life. And finally we find out what happened to Nor. This book still leaves a great many mysteries unresolved. Some mysteries are solved and/or clarified but if I told you which ones I would spoil all the fun. A Lion Among Men was a more difficult read for me, the storyline seemed less cohesive then the first two books. The storyline jumped between the Lion’s story, Mother Yackle’s story, and Nor’s story in such a way that the entire book seem disjointed. The jumps sometimes were too abrupt and did not allow for a good flow. I was glad to know the backgrounds of the characters and it made some events in the first two books clear, but it made it hard to read and follow too. In the end there were still a great many things left unresolved hopefully Out of Oz will finally answer all my questions. It seems to me in this book that Maguire has lost some of his story telling mojo....more
I read this for my live book club, then sadly I missed the discussion meeting. This is the story of Sabine (a magician's assistant) after her MagicianI read this for my live book club, then sadly I missed the discussion meeting. This is the story of Sabine (a magician's assistant) after her Magician and husband, Parsifal dies. She is not handling his death well, and then secrets about his past and his family come out to throw he life even further into turmoil. I loved Patchettt's writing, and her ability to create a complete character. Did I understand each character and the characters reasons for who they were. No not completely, but I still felt that they were a whole character, and like people in real life, not always fully understandable. I loved the book. I sped through it in a two nights after work. It was so easy to slip into Pratchett's world....more
The Bennett's have five unmarried daughters—from oldest to youngest, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia—and Mrs. Bennett is desperate to see themThe Bennett's have five unmarried daughters—from oldest to youngest, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia—and Mrs. Bennett is desperate to see them all married. When the news that a wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley has rented the manor of Netherfield Park, Mrs. Bennett begins scheming to marry one of her daughters to him. I think this is one of the reasons I can’t classic literature, I always want the heroine to say the hell with it and decide not to succumb to society and run off and become a successful businesswoman who never marries, even though I know it will never happen. Overall, though once my irrational suffrage rights feelings are set aside, it wasn’t a bad book. Little long winded in some spots, but that is the genre. Austen is a classic because she is a good writer and she tells a good tale.
Finally, we reach the end of this story! We are getting back to the heart of the story, ka-tet back together. Only to be broken in order for Roland toFinally, we reach the end of this story! We are getting back to the heart of the story, ka-tet back together. Only to be broken in order for Roland to finally reach the Tower. I think that because I as so unhappy with the previous books that this one had no appeal for me either, although finally King cuts himself out of it, can I get an Amen! King's writing seems to be a bit more normal but thanks to the distaste of the last two book I couldn't appreciate this one. The story ends poorly in my opinion and I wish King could have finished this series so much sooner.
So this was a BOTM book. I had seen the miniseries when I was a child and vaguely remembered liking it but I didn’t remember any details, which is nicSo this was a BOTM book. I had seen the miniseries when I was a child and vaguely remembered liking it but I didn’t remember any details, which is nice because I can take a fresh view of the book. I thought I would like this book, I didn’t. I didn’t absolutely hate it, but I wish I had checked it out of the library rather than purchasing it.
The book is originally set in Texas and is the story of a cattle drive to Montana by group that is led by retired Texas Rangers Call and Gus. They have two of their fellow companions Deets and Pea Eye, and a young boy with them. Plus some hands they hired on. Along for the ride but separate are another of the former Ranger Jake and whore Lorena. The description to Lonesome Dove Texas and the characters were so bleak. The characters felt depressing and dull, Lorena is hopeless, the hands are witless, the landscape is god awful. Thankfully, that feeling only lasted until about chapter 8 or this would have been a really long read.
This was a book I received from LibraryThing.com’s Early Reviewers. I guess I should have read the description better before I said I would read it, IThis was a book I received from LibraryThing.com’s Early Reviewers. I guess I should have read the description better before I said I would read it, I read the part about the fantasy quest to avenge Ashei’s Mothers death. I missed the disclaimer that this was a high fantasy series for fans of adventure, dry wit, and broad sexuality.
In fact the “broad sexuality” threw me for a loop at first, it was just so in my face. That it really distracted me from the story line. I mean I don’t mind reading about sex, and I made it through Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty Series, and this has nothing on that series, but because I missed the disclaimer I was a bit unprepared for it and like I said distracted trying to figure out what I had gotten myself into checking the box for this book. After awhile all the gay jokes became offensive, just because there were SOOO many of them. I think sex and sexualtity can add a lot to a story, this book just wasn’t written well enough to do that, so instead the sex and sexuality was a boring and upset me because I really wanted to get to the heart of the storyline and I couldn’t get through the fluff.
Laying all of that aside, this book is obviously a first attempt at a novel. This is the 1st in a series and by Chapter 6 I knew the whole book was going to ramble and be one pointless adventure after another that really didn’t help move the core storyline along. They could have if only they had been written better. I am sorry to say, but I have no desire at all to read anymore of this series, I usually don’t say that but this was just awful…the writing was crude and the sexuality became tedious and offense after a while. I applaud Lauren for following her dreams, but I’m sorry that this book was not a dream come true for me.
This is the third book in a series of novels focusing on the mythical bloodline of Merlin. This story is set about 300 years after “Guardian of the TrThis is the third book in a series of novels focusing on the mythical bloodline of Merlin. This story is set about 300 years after “Guardian of the Trust,” which places the story in the 16th century. The protagonist of this novel is mainly Griffin Kirkenwood, but he shares the limelight with his twin brother Donovan Kirkenwood. The historical facts of this installment focus on Queen Elizabeth’s reign in England and the conflict with Mary Queen of Scots. By switching the protagonist to a male character, the story lost much of its appeal the prior two novels had held for me. Griffin and Donovan were not strong enough characters to make me want to read about them. In fact, this book has been dragging on for more than a month, I am unable to get into the storyline and I feel no affection for the brothers. I just keep praying the story will end soon, which is the main theme of the story. Griffin is on a spiritual journey to find his faith, he has become a catholic priest and has let his magic lay fallow, as a result chaos almost takes England. The premise of the story is interesting on its own but Radford just was unable to follow through. Overall this was a very tedious read, and I had to force myself to continue with the book to the end....more
BOTM continues with the Tower series, the fourth installment is Wizard and Glass. This is one of my least favorite in the tower series. It is slow andBOTM continues with the Tower series, the fourth installment is Wizard and Glass. This is one of my least favorite in the tower series. It is slow and I just can’t seem to get into the storyline.
This is the story of Roland’s first mission as a gunslinger and his first love. Roland and the others have found a strange glass tower in the Stand’s Topeka, before they enter the tower, Roland tells a story. As a reader I found myself caught up in the a story that Roland is telling his Ka-Tet. I love hear about Roland as a youth, but for some reason King’s writing just makes it drag. So I flip flop between loving and hating the storyline.
Roland and two of his friends, Alain and Cuthbert are sent to the Outer Barony of Mejis. On his first night, Roland meets Susan, his first love and I think is only true love. And that chance meeting sets off a whole series of events that change and shape Roland into the Gunslinger he is. We are able to see the coldness and talent, tampered some by youth. And Roland makes mistakes, not many, but sadly the ones he makes cost him dearly.
Like I said before I like to hear about Roland’s youth, it gives Roland a human side. But both the first time I read this book and again this time, I just found the writing dull. I love the characters and the insight, but it takes me forever to read and feels like a chore. And I’m not sure why. It is a must read for the series, but I wish King had written it better....more
Next in the BOTM series read. I think I am starting to get burnt out, I had a hard time with this one. This book focuses on Susannah and her pregnancy,Next in the BOTM series read. I think I am starting to get burnt out, I had a hard time with this one. This book focuses on Susannah and her pregnancy, and the effects it has on the ka-tet. We meet a new personality of Susannah's and seem some more twisting and conniving by the Red King. There are some good fight scenes, but for the most part I felt that this book did nothing to move the storyline along and I could have been just as happy if I hadn't had to read it.