War.......

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:40 pm
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Fiction

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26. The Gladstone Bag - Charlotte MacLeod *
27. Dark Currents - Emperor's Edge 2 - Lindsay Buroker
28. The Resurrection Man Charlotte MacLeod*
29. The Odd Job - Charlotte MacLeod*
30. Deadly Games - Emperor's Edge 3 - Lindsay Buroker
31. The Balloon Man- Charlotte MacLeod*
32. Conspiracy - Emperor's Edge 4 - Lindsay Buroker
33. Blood and Betrayal - Emperor's Edge 5- Lindsay Buroker
34. The Ruin of a Rake - Cat Sebastian
35. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
36. The Carnelian Crow - Colleen Gleason
37. The Golem's Eye - Jonathon Stroud
38. The Sumage Solution - San Adreas Shifters 1 - Gail Carriger
39. Zero Sum - Barry Eisler
40. Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley


Review

A beautiful and moving book, it was incredibly hard to read as the mother of a boy the same age as the flag lifters. Bradley pulled no punches on the viciousness of the fighting or the casualties but he also went to great lengths to document the brutalized state of the Japanese young men who were just cannon fodder to their leader's ambitions.


Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe

Tokyo can be dangerous...

Jul. 24th, 2017 04:41 pm
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Fiction

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26. The Gladstone Bag - Charlotte MacLeod *
27. Dark Currents - Emperor's Edge 2 - Lindsay Buroker
28. The Resurrection Man Charlotte MacLeod*
29. The Odd Job - Charlotte MacLeod*
30. Deadly Games - Emperor's Edge 3 - Lindsay Buroker
31. The Balloon Man- Charlotte MacLeod*
32. Conspiracy - Emperor's Edge 4 - Lindsay Buroker
33. Blood and Betrayal - Emperor's Edge 5- Lindsay Buroker
34. The Ruin of a Rake - Cat Sebastian
35. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
36. The Carnelian Crow - Colleen Gleason
37. The Golem's Eye - Jonathon Stroud
38. The Sumage Solution - San Adreas Shifters 1 - Gail Carriger
39. Zero Sum - Barry Eisler


Review

As always the book is a rollercoaster of aventure from start to finish, with a few breathers for some introspection and sex. While there's not a ton of character development, it is interesting to see John as he's refining his craft and making mistakes. Seeing John and Tatsu, young, healthy and full of piss and vingar is extremely rewarding.



Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe

Werewolves and mages and kitsune??

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:10 pm
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Fiction

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26. The Gladstone Bag - Charlotte MacLeod *
27. Dark Currents - Emperor's Edge 2 - Lindsay Buroker
28. The Resurrection Man Charlotte MacLeod*
29. The Odd Job - Charlotte MacLeod*
30. Deadly Games - Emperor's Edge 3 - Lindsay Buroker
31. The Balloon Man- Charlotte MacLeod*
32. Conspiracy - Emperor's Edge 4 - Lindsay Buroker
33. Blood and Betrayal - Emperor's Edge 5- Lindsay Buroker
34. The Ruin of a Rake - Cat Sebastian
35. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
36. The Carnelian Crow - Colleen Gleason
37. The Golem's Eye - Jonathon Stroud
38. The Sumage Solution - San Adreas Shifters 1 - Gail Carriger


Review

The book is highly readable and instantly engaging. The characters are, at least the main ones, rounded and realistic. Biff/Bryan is a little too gentle, understanding and caring which oddly enough makes him more two-dimensional than his brother Alec, who at least can get angry when the situation warrants it.
The book is full of snarky humour, great lines and visuals and, of course, tea.



Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe

Djinni and Golems Oh my!

Jul. 13th, 2017 03:02 pm
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Fiction

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26. The Gladstone Bag - Charlotte MacLeod *
27. Dark Currents - Emperor's Edge 2 - Lindsay Buroker
28. The Resurrection Man Charlotte MacLeod*
29. The Odd Job - Charlotte MacLeod*
30. Deadly Games - Emperor's Edge 3 - Lindsay Buroker
31. The Balloon Man- Charlotte MacLeod*
32. Conspiracy - Emperor's Edge 4 - Lindsay Buroker
33. Blood and Betrayal - Emperor's Edge 5- Lindsay Buroker
34. The Ruin of a Rake - Cat Sebastian
35. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
36. The Carnelian Crow - Colleen Gleason
37. The Golem's Eye - Jonathon Stroud


Review

The book took a good hundred pages to get the wheels rolling, due in part to setting the scene and filling the reader in on Kitty and the Resistance's back story. Kitty is really the only human of any interest in the story, apart from a couple side characters, and the time she spends in Bartimaeus' company is quite interesting and informative. The plot isn't overly complex but interesting enough to want to finish the book.



Manga

1. The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - Kore Yamakazi
2. Kiss Him, Not Me 6- Junko
3. Aoharu X Machine Gun 1 - Naoe
4. Aoharu X Machine Gun 2 - Naoe
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 1 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
6. Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 - Aya Shouoto
7. Demon Prince of Momochi House 7 - Aya Shouoto
8. He's My Only Vampire 8 - Aya Shouoto
9. He's my Only Vampire 9 - Aya Shouoto
10. Kiss Him, Not Me - 7 - Junko
11. Kiss Him, Not Me - 8 Junko
12. Barakamon- 10 - Satsuki Yoshino
13. Don't Be Cruel: Akira Takanashi's Story - Yonezou Nekota
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 - Asagiri Kafka & Harukawa Sango
15. Aoharu X Machine Gun 3 - Naoe
16. Aoharu X Machine Gun 4 - Naoe