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Book Review: Dead Man’s Hand

Monday, 06/09/2010 ≅00:08 ©brainycat

Dead Man's Hand (Wild Cards, #7)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 really enjoyed the way that was done.

This reads like a noir whodunnit. There really aren't a lot of new characters, but Yeoman's storyline is rounded out very well. Also, Popinjay gets a lot of screen time, and since he's one of my favorite aces that makes me happy.

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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 [...]