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leedock’s CBR-III Review #51-“A Christmas Carol” – Charles Dickens

For the last several Christmas Eves I have made some kind of traditional Victorian holiday food or drink. It started mostly as way to figure out what the heck wassail really was after years of singing about it but expanded … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #50-“Foundling” – D.M. Cornish

What would Harry Potter have done without Dumbledore? Without the Weasleys or Hagrid? What if he had simply been given a knapsack, some potions, a few kind words and then summarily sent off into the abyss? Harry would have peed … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #49-“Handling The Undead” – John Ajvide Lindqvist

I admire Lindqvist for tackling horror in a very unromantic way. What with all the sparkly vampires, lovesick werewolves and sexed up sweaty folks running from zombies, a little more gore and little less glamour are refreshing. The basics of … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #35-“The Eyre Affair” – Jasper Fforde

Another gem panned from the CBR-III goldmine. I probably never would have found this one, so thanks to those of you who reviewed it before me. The past reviews of this one were mostly positive with a few mixed emotions … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #33-“Bloodshot” – Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest, what is it about you? Boneshaker was a great book and I keep thinking you’ll live up to it. Thinking don’t make it so. Raylene is a vampire and a cat burglar that is hired by a fellow … Continue reading

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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 #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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