Saturday, March 03, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Way of the Wolf if book one in his Vampire Earth series.
Set in the near future it tells the tale of a post apocalyptic earth.
This book has it all, monsters, aliens, war, famine, slavery and of course, every day people with a will to survive.
From the first page I fell in love with the author's writing style. I also enjoyed the fact that the books are set in the Midwest. Minnesota is where the stories hero is from.
I read this book in only a few days and I can't begin to tell you what a fun ride it was. This is not the typical vampire story. Not even close. These characters are more liken to the Wraith from Stargate Atlantis. Alien beings that survive not by feeding on human blood but rather by taking in their victim's life essence.
Simply put, the characters are lovable or hateable depending on what side they fall. The action is intense and fun. And the story telling is superb.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
He would put this on his top 5 list. I would put this in my top 50. Which, given how many books I have read is not a bad placing.............
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell was another book I picked up at the B&N clearance sale.
This one I grabbed because I am a fan of Maggie O'Farrell. I have read two other novels by her and I liked them both.
She writes about female characters that I can relate to in some way. They are more human, more real, and more tangible than a lot of female characters in "chick" literature. Usually the women are fat and or ugly but by some miracle they get skinny and beautiful, they get fabulous jobs, a ridiculous bank account, and they marry the latest Bill Gates. Please, that just isn't real life. Bless her heart, Maggie O'Farrell makes characters more like the rest of us. In the case of Vanishing Act I found myself relating to Esme. In a time when girls were raised to be proper wall flowers that married at 16 and spent their lives being Mrs. David Smith, Esme danced to her own drum. She was wild, different, and fearless. She couldn't stand the girliness of her class mates. There were moments the Esme described that I found myself instantly transported back in time. And contrary to Esme's world, I have to be thankful that I grew up in an age when women were encouraged to get an education, live your own life, experience the world before you worry so much about settling down. Esme was ahead of her time. She was me. Wild, independent, and free.