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Old February 25 2014, 03:52 PM   #3331
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^ Finished Shocks last week and really enjoyed it.

I'm Halfway through the first Badlands book. Meh.
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Old February 25 2014, 05:47 PM   #3332
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Finished Absent Enemies by JJ Miller and have started No time like the past by Greg Cox.

Good so far
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Old February 25 2014, 07:09 PM   #3333
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After doing "Little Green Men" for the DS9 Rewatch on Tor.com, I decided to indulge myself and pick up From History's Shadow on the Nook (I had a B&N gift card burning a hole in my wallet). A very enjoyable book, a worthy companion to Greg Cox's Eugenics Wars books, and I love how Dayton incorporated his classic Strange New Worlds III story "The Aliens are Coming!" into it.
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Old February 25 2014, 08:50 PM   #3334
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screw the shark
The correct phrase is jump the shark. It came from the Happy Day episode where Fonzie jumped the shark.
I know. But with LKH's books it became 'screw the shark' as the series derailed the moment the main character, Anita, began literally screwing everyone around her. It's kind of an in-joke with the Antis.
I have to agree. I loved the earlier books, but I gave up the series when she spent more time screwing the monsters than fighting them.

Edited to add: Sorry for the ancient reply, I just wandered into this thread and the fate of the Anita Blake books really bothers me.
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Old February 26 2014, 05:59 AM   #3335
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I'm currently reading a graphic novel that features a superhero in an earlier American setting: Spider-Man - Noir.

Spider-Man set in early 20th century.

Not too bad actually.
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Old February 26 2014, 06:05 AM   #3336
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Just finished Death In Winter, which I really liked. Next is one of the Vanguard books and then Articles of the Federation.
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Old February 26 2014, 09:48 AM   #3337
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I now reading my Christmas gift, "The Walking Dead: Compendium Vol. One". I must say it is very entertaining and different from the show.
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Old February 26 2014, 07:28 PM   #3338
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Finally started to read Greg Cox's The Bestseller Job this week. Bought it on release day, but hadn't come around to read it until now.
Hope you like it!
Finally finished it today (didn't had too much time to read the last week or so ).

I really liked it, the hints for Tarantula's identity were a tad to obvious maybe, but overall a good read.

Next up: Absent Enemies and then the next Cox novel No Time like the Past.
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Old February 26 2014, 08:23 PM   #3339
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Finally started to read Greg Cox's The Bestseller Job this week. Bought it on release day, but hadn't come around to read it until now.
Hope you like it!
Finally finished it today (didn't had too much time to read the last week or so ).

I really liked it, the hints for Tarantula's identity were a tad to obvious maybe, but overall a good read.

Next up: Absent Enemies and then the next Cox novel No Time like the Past.
Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun spoofing the publishing industry a bit. Write what you know, right?

Hope you like the new Trek book.
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Old February 27 2014, 02:11 AM   #3340
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I finished up the third book in the Kate Daniel series, Magic Strikes, today. My review.
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Old February 27 2014, 01:25 PM   #3341
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Finished the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front, by Jim Butcher. I enjoyed that - not as revolutionary as I expected from a series with such a good rep among genre fans, but a good mix of the sort of blend of genres I expected, and yet somehow being a little offbeat and original.

I like the humour in it, and the magic system is pretty good. I also thought it did a great job of introducing everything in such a way that the reader feels they're revisiting something they're already into- there's just the right balance to the background that it doesn't feel like infodumping new concepts. Very well done in that regard.

The plot wasn't that challenging, but just right to draw the reader in and get them hooked - which it has done, cos I now definitely intend to continue with the series!
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Old February 27 2014, 05:23 PM   #3342
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I just finished A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:55 PM   #3343
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I'm reading Star Trek Vulcan by Kathleen Sky.
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Old February 27 2014, 07:34 PM   #3344
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Finally finished the DS9 novel "Warped" by K.W. Jeter last night. Now I can research about the author and put my two cents into the review thread. Overall I really liked it, as far as episodic novels go I give it a 9/10.

Next up is the TNG novel - excuse me, First GIANT Novel - "Metamorphosis" by Jean Lorrah. Seems promising, a few pages in.
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Old February 27 2014, 11:45 PM   #3345
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Finished the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front, by Jim Butcher. I enjoyed that - not as revolutionary as I expected from a series with such a good rep among genre fans, but a good mix of the sort of blend of genres I expected, and yet somehow being a little offbeat and original.

I like the humour in it, and the magic system is pretty good. I also thought it did a great job of introducing everything in such a way that the reader feels they're revisiting something they're already into- there's just the right balance to the background that it doesn't feel like infodumping new concepts. Very well done in that regard.

The plot wasn't that challenging, but just right to draw the reader in and get them hooked - which it has done, cos I now definitely intend to continue with the series!
Glad you liked it. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. The first couple of books are a bit simple and low-key with their plots, but the series grows in both depth and complexity as it progresses.
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