This is one of these books that I though was okay to read but in reality is rather forgettable. Continue reading Slave Trade – Okay read.
I found this book quite good. Very good actually. It is not some vanilla science fiction story dressed up as a crime mystery. It is a good old-fashioned crime mystery that happens to transpire in the future and a good one at that. Continue reading Trouble Walked In – Very good crime/mystery novel in a science fiction setting.
Overall this book was one of the better ones in the series. Continue reading Fortune Hunter – More of the same but still fun reading.
I have to say that of the seven books that I have read so far in this series, these two are the ones that I liked the least. Continue reading A Miss Fortune Mystery 6 & 7 – Okay but just barely.
I’m not really sure how to review this book. It is the first book in a new series and, as you would expect, there is a lot of character introduction, world building and so on and so forth going on. However, at the end of this book I honestly have no clue where this series is going. Continue reading Valkyrie – Hmm, has potential but…
It is time for another backlog clean-up. I have been rather busy lately and have not really had time to sit down in front of a PC to write on my blog. That has not stopped me from reading of course which created a bit of a backlog and since I kind of promised myself that I would make an effort to keep up it is time for a backlog clean-up. Continue reading Time for another backlog clean-up.
Overall these books are fun reads. The characters are likable, well except the bad guys of course. There’s a decent enough mystery with the appropriate twists and surprises. Continue reading Miss Fortune Mystery books 2 & 3 – Fun reads.
This is the second book in the Opus X series and it is a decent continuation from the first one although I felt that I did indeed like the first one a bit more. Maybe because the novelty factor of the story and the characters had worn off a bit. Continue reading Shattered Truth – Okay read.
Overall I have to say that I liked the book. It was a fun read. It, mostly, struck a nice balance between the funny stuff and the mystery stuff. Books two is already in the pipeline for me. Continue reading Lousiana Longshot – This was fun reading.
I would say it is a solid three star book. Maybe a tad more certainly not a four star one. I am going to read the next one in the series of course so we will see how it goes. Continue reading Obsidian Detective – Interesting Science Fiction / Crime novel.
It is good, well written crime mystery. One may or may not like Nero Wolfe with his somewhat abrasive character. It is probably not a character for the easily offended woke mob but then the text itself is probably too complicated and difficult for that group of individuals. Continue reading The Rubber Band – Another good Ner Wolfe book.
Overall it was a enjoyable book. Not more than three stars worth but good enough that I will probably read another book in the series. Continue reading The Devil’s Eye – Urban fantasy detective story, quite okay.
Overall this was a good book. Nice mix of adventure, fun dialogue, crime investigation, story arc progression and action. Continue reading Kingdom Come – Good book in the series.
Well, Pain and Agony are still going quite strong although this book was not as good as the previous instalment in the series. Continue reading One Mistake Too Many – Okay but can we get a new story arc please.
Anyway, long story short, I fell behind and thus here we go with some short updates/reviews of my latest reads so I can clean out the to-review shelf and get back on track. Continue reading Latest reads…
This is an easy to read and fun sci-fi adventure. Something that you can easily read while watching TV or as a change of change of pace in between two more “heavy” books. Continue reading Your Life Is Forfeit – Simple, fun reading.
This isn’t a big book but it is nevertheless some 250 pages of plain and simple fun read. Continue reading Night Moves – This was a good one.
I quite liked it. I’m sure some people (fans) will say that I commit blasphemy by saying this but this book, loosely, felt like a American version of Hercule Poirot. Continue reading Fer-de-Lance – American mystery novel from the 30’s, I quite liked it.
This was indeed the weakest book so far in this series. I have found this series fairly decent and the previous book, Guns and Attitude, was good enough for me for a four star rating. This one is a two star one I’m afraid. Continue reading The Fires of Hell – The weakest in the series so far.
These books are quite far from being literary masterpieces but they are fun in a way that is very typical for books written by Michael Anderle. I think it is safe to say that I will pick up the next book in the series. Continue reading Pain and Agony books 1 and 2: Cool characters but story somewhat mediocre.
Well, that is another series that takes a nosedive. At least in my personal opinion. The first instalment in the series was quite good, again in my opinion of course. This one, not so much. Continue reading The Mystery Deepens: Another series takes a nosedive.
This book is about the characters, the interaction between them and the development of both the story and the characters. As far as the characters goes the author have created quite a few (very) interesting characters which compels you (me at least) to want to read the next page in order to get to know what happens, perhaps not so much as far as the story goes which is sometimes a wee bit predictable. Nothing wrong with that though, I rather have a wee bit predictable story than one that splatters the book with ludicrous twists in each chapter. However the main interest to me was rather the characters themselves and what they are about to do next. Continue reading Titanborn – Very good little adventure story.
This movie is probably quite unknown by most people. I certainly had never heard of it when I stumbled on it. It is a quite entertaining little fantasy / supernatural / crime movie though. I am actually not sure what to classify at as. It starts of as a fantasy movie but is it really? […] Continue reading Viy – A quite entertaining fantasy/supernatural/crime movie.
Rage (aka Tokarev) by Paco Cabekas on Blu-ray My rating: 5 out of 10 stars The reformed criminal Paul Maguire is a businessman in the construction business and happily married with Vanessa Maguire. His sixteen year-old daughter Caitlin Maguire is his pride and joy. One night, Paul and Vanessa go to a dinner party and leave Caitlin with her friends Mike and Evan at home. During the … Continue reading Rage (aka Tokarev) – Mildly interesting movie with a lousy ending