Posts tagged with " scifi"

Book Review: Double Solitaire

Friday, 10/09/2010 ≅03:45 ©brainycat

Double Solitaire (Wild Cards, #10)Double Solitaire by Melinda M. Snodgrass
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I couldn't finish it. What made this series so great at the beginning was the premise: an alternate, contemporary history filled with aces and jokers. It became a soap opera couched in a classic fantasy story with too few characters, none of which really had true dimension, lazily winding their way down the "fated last battle" story arc we've all read a gazillion times. It got so bad that I was finding websites to waste time at rather than dig my ereader out of my backpack, and that's BAD. I've got hundreds of books to read and there is no prize at the end of this series. I give up, and I'm moving on to better books.

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Book Review: Jokertown Shuffle

Monday, 06/09/2010 ≅00:23 ©brainycat

Jokertown Shuffle by George R.R. Martin My rating: 3 of 5 stars WTF happened to this series? It’s like the authors all got together and decided to ignore all my favorite characters (the ones that are still alive, anyway) and come up with ridiculous plots that aren’t hardly believable, even in the Wild Cards world [...]

Book Review: Dead Man’s Hand

Monday, 06/09/2010 ≅00:08 ©brainycat

Dead Man’s Hand by George R.R. Martin One of the best books in the series. It takes place at the same time as the previous book, but most of the action is in New York rather than Atlanta. A few scenes were retold from the 6th book, but from a different character’s perspective, and I [...]

Book Review: Ace in the Hole

Saturday, 28/08/2010 ≅13:29 ©brainycat

Ace in the Hole by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book makes up for volume 5 of the series. It’s storyline is like a tragedy, and not everybody gets to live happily ever after. It’s set during the Democratic Convention in Atlanta in ’88, where Senator Hartmann is trying to [...]

Book Review: Down and Dirty

Saturday, 28/08/2010 ≅13:09 ©brainycat

Down and Dirty by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars A lot of people think this is where the series starts to noticeably weaken, but I still liked it a lot. The stories weave around a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the mafia. Some of the characters and situations seemed [...]