Terrence W. (770days) - Reviews

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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Author: Donna Boyd
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 11/17/2006


Very meh.


Archangel (Samaria, Bk 1)
Archangel (Samaria, Bk 1)
Author: Sharon Shinn
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 164
Review Date: 4/13/2006
Helpful Score: 2


This wasn't bad, except for it's another example of ridiculous ideals of romance. I'm getting sick of the whole The-woman-mistreats-the-guy-completely-but-it's-all-ok-because-they-love-each-other-nonsense.

However, the world is very well imagined, and most of the story is pretty good.


Barnum!: In Secret Service to the USA
Barnum!: In Secret Service to the USA
Author: Howard Chaykin, David Tischman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/2/2006


Not a bad read, just a little flat. It could've been much better.


The Black Company
The Black Company
Author: Glen Cook
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 1/23/2006


A lacklustre start to what turns out to be an excellent series. This is worth reading b/c the books hit their stride from #2 onward.


Black House (Talisman, Bk. 2)
Black House (Talisman, Bk. 2)
Author: Stephen King, Peter Straub
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 269
Review Date: 5/2/2006


What a great book!


The Black Tower (The Dungeon, Vol. 1)
The Black Tower (The Dungeon, Vol. 1)
Author: Richard A. Lupoff, Philip Jose Farmer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 12/26/2006
Helpful Score: 1


An interesting start to what looks like an interesting experiment.


Blood Price (Vicki Nelson, Bk 1)
Blood Price (Vicki Nelson, Bk 1)
Author: Tanya Huff
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 224
Review Date: 3/28/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Enjoyable, some of the concepts are a bit weak, but it's a good read - the writing is sound, the storytelling enjoyable.


The Cardinal Rule (Strongbox Chronicles, Bk 1) (Silhouette Bombshell, No 71)
Review Date: 2/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


A fun, entertaining read. Geared towards women, so keep that in mind while reading.


City of Night (Frankenstein, Bk 2)
City of Night (Frankenstein, Bk 2)
Author: Ed Gorman, Dean Koontz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 491
Review Date: 1/19/2006


An intriguing continuation of the story, this one fleshes out the supporting cast a lot more. The story isn't "perfect", but it is entertaining. The witty banter moves from the forced to natural.


Conquistador: A Novel of Alternate History
Conquistador: A Novel of Alternate History
Author: S. M. Stirling
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 93
Review Date: 2/10/2007


Decent book fun premise.


Coraline
Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 234
Review Date: 8/9/2006


Rather disappointing.


Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, Bk 1)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, Bk 1)
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 103
Review Date: 3/30/2006


Weak. Dexter is not as witty as others think.


The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing, Bk 1)
The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing, Bk 1)
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 3/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


An amazing story.


Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Bk 1)
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Bk 1)
Author: Kim Harrison
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/15/2006


Not bad, just not very good. Sure, it's hackneyed and cliche, but that's not the bad part. The bad part is the stupidity of the main character and the idea that the reader is stupid enough to go along with it.


Destiny (Symphony of Ages, Bk 3)
Destiny (Symphony of Ages, Bk 3)
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 131
Review Date: 10/26/2005
Helpful Score: 1


The characters are enjoyable, at times even compelling. However, there's some serious flaws to this story. If you have read the first two, then you really should read the third - after that, well... it's up to you.


Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1)
Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1)
Author: Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 307
Review Date: 1/23/2006


Mildly entertaining


The Drawing of the Three  (Dark Tower, Bk 2)
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower, Bk 2)
Author: Stephen King, Phil Hale
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 170
Review Date: 3/25/2006


One of the best series ever, this volume is no exception to the rest.


Everybody Pays : Stories (Vintage Crime/Blck Lizard Orig)
Everybody Pays : Stories (Vintage Crime/Blck Lizard Orig)
Author: Andrew Vachss
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 12/16/2005
Helpful Score: 1


Andrew Vachss is one of my fave authors hes so brutal and honest in his writing, and his characters are almost always criminals with a sense of honour. This is a collection of short stories, plus a novella, some about Cross and his crew (basically a gang of bizarre characters who merc out different jobs), some about others, and some about a semi-scifi setting called The Underground. Quite good stuff, I enjoyed most of the stories. He has a brutal sense of humour and it shows in his writing.


The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, Bk 1)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, Bk 1)
Author: Jasper Fforde
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 717
Review Date: 3/19/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Phenomenally funny, yet a great serious story at the same time, this is a wild ride in the absurd. If you like Gaiman, Pratchett, Adams or the like, you'll adore Fforde.


Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1)
Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1)
Author: Herbie Brennan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 95
Review Date: 4/9/2006


Cute story, suffers a little for being a YA book, but still entertaining.


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