Monthly Archives: November 2011

leedock’s CBR-III Review #39-“Twisted” – Gena Showalter

Sweet Lord. I read another one.(See previous shame here) Guilty pleasure does not begin to describe these books and my subsequent shame at reading them. Damn you, Showalter and Border’s going out of business sale!  Her kitchen sink approach to … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #38-“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” – Brian Selznick

An embittered old toy maker and an orphaned boy both hiding themselves from the world. When Hugo’s guardian never fails to return home from a typical drunken evening, he is left alone in the bowels of the Paris train station … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #37-“Goliath” – Scott Westerfeld

In a world where a perspicacious loris has it all figured out and the bowler hat is seemingly the international accessory for scientists, the Leviathan trilogy reigns. The conclusion to Westerfeld’s trilogy (see Leviathan and Behemoth), is an inventive spin on the … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #36-“The Curse of the Wendigo” – Rick Yancey

The second in a series and the first is reviewed here. The stuff of nightmares, to be sure, but beautifully written. Yancey describes these books as a “love story disguised as a monster story”. Very dysfunctional love. Very horrifying monsters. … Continue reading

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