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Pirate Latitudes
This is not the way for a talented writer to go out. If Chrichton had lived and had the time to revise, edit, etc., I'm sure this would have been much ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
As you probably know by now, the main character, Ig, wakes up one morning to discover that he has grown horns. This after a long night of drinking, an ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Dec 17, 2009
Leather Maiden
The first Lansdale book I read was The Bottoms. That book doesn’t contain much of the author’s signature humor, so I was glad to see it in this book. ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)
This book is essentially an action thriller. There is a new global threat emerging involving terrorism, a multi-national corporation, biological weapo ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 22, 2009
Rarely has Wisconsin been so intersting. I kid, Wisconsin - you know how I feel about you. From the opening sequence, when the intruder responds to th ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2009
The Last Kind Words (Terrier Rand, #1)
Overall, it seems like Piccirilli is trying way too hard. But his most unforgiveable sin is the failure to make me care about any of the characters.

Sep 17, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Lonesome Dove
Great characterization. Good pacing. Once you get some momentum, the length ceases to be daunting. The "love story" aspect didn't irk me like I expect ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
Cannibal Fat Camp
Blunt. Brutal. Pudgy.
May 27, 2013
May 17, 2013
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
This book is..............entertaining, interesting, compelling. Without a doubt. It's a quick read and kind of fun, although the writer seems to have ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Dec 28, 2009
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
This book is set in the 1950's. John Grady Cole is a young man trying to find his place in the world. Frustrated by his parents' ractions/inactions, h ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
The reviews describing this book as a romance almost caused me to steer clear of it. But I'm glad I didn't. The romance is an important component, and ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse
Less science - more shotguns
May 07, 2013
May 07, 2013
After several disappointing Gaiman reads (I'm looking at you, sucktastic American Gods), I decided to take a hiatus from all things Gaiman. I only rea ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
The Sinister Mr. Corpse
Stanley, a distributor of crappy videos, dies in an ignominious manner. Weeks later, a group of scientists manage to resurrect him, and wackiness ensu ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3)
First let me say that no one appreciates dark eternal beings more than this guy. But I'm not sure how I feel about this book. This is the first time I ...more
May 03, 2013
Dec 12, 2012
The Valace Standard
Zombies. Nanobots. Great pacing. The author really sucks you in. I got this free from Amazon, but I would have paid for something this good. I will de ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
A bit tedious, but funny. I personally prefer my social commentary with fewer chest pokes and the bare minimum of clubs over the head, but I'm peculia ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
Geek Love
I've listened to one and a half of the thirteen discs that constitute the Geek Love audiobook. So far my reaction is; "What the @$&% is this and w ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Can't hold a candle to Afraid.
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Unnatural Acts (Stone Barrington, #23)
So so.

If you're an author who dislikes cops and guns, maybe you shouldn't write stories that revolve around cops with guns.
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
The Great Brain (Great Brain #1)
Picked this up from the library in a fit of nostalgia. It's still a quick, fun read, even after 30 years. In the vein of Encyclopedia Brown, set in so ...more
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
Creature Double Feature!
Two fun, well-written (very) short stories.

I would be interested in reading more from this guy (gal?).
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Very Bad Men
Meandering. Overlong. The protagonist stirred nothing within me but the occasional desire to box his ears.
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
No Country for Old Men
Like a thoughtful, muted Tarantino story. Got a little talky at the end, but still good.
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
I Am Legend and Other Stories
This book is very different from the movie – better in my opinion. Robert Neville is the last man left alive after a plague has turned everyone else i ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 11, 2008
Wild Things: Four Tales
I have yet to discern the subtle difference between literary and boring.
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Vengeance By The Foot
Too goofy. I should have read the description first.
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Soon I Will Be Invincible
I don’t want to point any fingers, but some people lead me to believe that this book was humorous. I had been reading a lot of horror, so I thought I’ ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Aug 19, 2008
The Sun Also Rises
Liked: story, writing

Didn't Like: characters
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew, #1)
Like one of those Clancy novels, but done well.
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
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