Monthly Archives: August 2011

leedock’s CBR-III Review #31-“Heartless” – Gail Carriger

If Jane Austen lived in Victorian England and was getting properly shagged on a regular basis, this is what she would have written. Set in an alternate London where vampires, werewolves and ghosts are all a recognized part of London … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #29-“Maze Runner”, #30-”Scorch Trials” – James Dashner

More dystopian fiction full of confused kids just trying to negotiate their teenage years. No time to worry about the prom when you are dodging mechanimal slug-like blobs wielding sharp objects and power tool attachments. These are the first two in Dashner’s trilogy with the … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #28-“Across the Universe” – Beth Revis

When I am travelling by plane, particularly on long flights, in the back of my mind is the tiny but persistent voice that says “I am trapped in this little tin can and even if I wanted to, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #27-“Behemoth” – Scott Westerfeld

Westerfeld’s follow-up to “Leviathan“, doesn’t disappoint. Mechanical golem, revolutionary Armenians, voice recording toads and acid oozing barnacles are just some of the fun this time around. The British warship “Leviathan” is now heading toward Istantbul  with an offering to appease … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #26-“Stardust” – Neil Gaiman

I am woefully behind the majority of you folks who appear to have read Gaiman often and aplenty. This is my first. Ah cleverness and multi-syllabic words I have missed ye! The union of a good idea with great writing! … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #24-“Intertwined”, #25-”Unraveled” – Gena Showalter

Here are the reviews wherein I pixelate my head and modify my voice before exclaiming loudly….these books were magically delicious!!! This stuff is very cheap crack-lit and I shamefully enjoyed every bit of it. Chock full of every imaginable paranormal … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #23-“Nothing”, – Janne Teller

Move over “Lord of the Flies”.  Scandinavian children apparently don’t need to be stranded on a deserted island to go all native, dark and existential. Their suburban back yards will do just fine. When a classmate suddenly announces that everything … Continue reading

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