Fahrenheit 450

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hurricane Moon -- Alexis Glynn Latner

Prometheus Books, 2007 I love science fiction that involves space voyage and planetfall and discovery. You could say that I'm a sucker for it, falling for a good blurb or synopsis on the flap or back of a book in a heartbeat. Such was the case with Hurricane Moon. Intrigued with the idea of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Body Double -- Tess Gerritsen

Ballantine, 2004 I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm an unabashed fan of Tess Gerritsen's work. It's tight, it's well-developed, it flows, and it works on many levels. The lady is a great writer of suspenseful fiction. Body Double brings back two of Gerritsen's characters, medical... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Slan -- A. E. van Vogt

Orb/Tom Doherty Associates, 1940, 2007 When I discovered that Kevin J. Anderson was writing the sequel to the classic science fiction novel, Slan, by Grandmaster A. E. van Vogt, from the vaunted author's own notes for the book, I finally picked up the novel myself. I remembered reading some of van... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Queenie Peavey -- Robert Burch

Viking Press, 1966 On occasion, we are asked or required to read a book for work-related reasons. I am a tutor and one of my clients, as part of a summer reading requirement, was given a list of books to read, one of which was Queenie Peavey, and one of the three he chose to read. To better help my... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Unknown Soldier -- Gerald Seymour

The Overlook Press, 2004 I'm not even going to beat around the bush, give a synopsis, or laud this book before I say this: This is the best thriller I have read since Day of the Jackal. And that is saying something. This is one powerful read. And it comes from a master storyteller of the genre, from... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Slaughterhouse-Five -- Kurt Vonnegut

The Dial Press, 1969 Upon learning of the great author's death, I took my own advice, went down to the local library and picked out a few books of his to read. Sadly, the local library has but a few of Kurt Vonnegut's books. So it goes... Never having read the classic Slaughterhouse-Five, I figured... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2007

A God In Ruins -- Leon Uris

HarperCollins, 1999 Leon Uris is a great storyteller. Anyone who has ever read Exodus or Trinity knows this. However, A God In Ruins is neither of these two great novels, nor is it a distant relative. A God In Ruins is an interesting story, is well plotted, but seems to lose something in its... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Stolen Season -- Steve Hamilton

Thomas Dunne Books, 2006 I am a huge Steve Hamilton fan. His Alex McKnight novels are excellent. McKnight is the reluctant private investigator. Except he isn't. An P.I., that is. He's an ex-cop who tried to be a private eye but shuns the entire idea. But mysterious things happen around McKnight and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Children Of Men -- P.D. James

Vintage, 1992 As with most multi-media offerings, I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. One reason is for comparison. Some movies are true to the books they originate from; others are separate entities altogether. Another reason is to better know the characters. No matter how good an... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Hammered -- Elizabeth Bear

Spectra, 2005 I picked up this paperback novel for no good reason, possibly the color of it: sky blue. But it was the blurb written on it and its sister books (it's part of a trilogy) that made me read it. "Very exciting... Very impressive debut." -- Mike Resnick Now, I don't know how many people... Sign in to see full entry.

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