Back in the eighties, when Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and the Eurythmics were all cresting the charts, when leg warmers and figure-hugging bodysuits were all the fashion, I was spending most of my free time fondling and playing with some very, very tiny people, and doing so with the assistance of my friends.
This is just a brief update to let you all know that I am still here, and that there are going to be some changes made to the site over the next few weeks.
Disclaimer: I received a free, signed copy of this and the other two books in the series at a local reading the author did. While I’ve tried to keep this review honest I do understand that it’s considered good form to be up-front about these things.
Plague Nation is the second book in Dana Fredsti’s Ashley Parker trilogy, . It follows on almost directly from where the first book left off, with Ashley and the rest of the wildcards mopping up the last of the zombies infesting Redwood Grove.
Okay, I guess anyone who follows this blog with any sort of regularity could be forgiven for thinking that maybe I’ve died or something, given the lack of posts in the last few months. Well, the good news is I’m still around; I just haven’t had anything to say, nor the motivation to say it.
[Disclaimer: This review is just for Herland. I’ve chosen not to review The Yellow Wallpaper at this time.]
I should love this book, I really should. If everything I’ve heard or read about how important and groundbreaking Herland is can be believed then this should have immediately become one of the most valued books I’ve read in a long time. Unfortuantely, for me the experience simply didn’t match up to the hype that had somehow built up around the book itself.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the third in Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, and starts by giving us a flashback to the Dollmaker case that’s been referenced a few times in the first two books. The narrative then jumps forward to the present, and leads us into a court case where Bosch (and the LAPD) is being sued by the Dollmaker’s widow. As the trial gets under way, Bosch receives a letter from someone claiming to be the real Dollmaker, suggesting that Bosch killed the wrong man four years earlier. What follows is an interesting mix of legal drama meets crime thriller.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I picked this one up out of curiosity, and on reflection I have to say it wasn’t too bad. It’s a bit by-the-numbers in places (washed-up cop with a drink problem and a broken marriage), but manages to keep itself fresh with a storyline that includes more than a few twists along the way.