If an author is doing their job properly when you reach the end of a novel series or final issue of a comic book there is an emptiness within you because an entire world comes to a complete and final end
So book list 2014 advances with London Falling by Paul Cornell. Nice title, thought at times It was a little too British for me to understand without a quick trip to google. Its was fun and really make a good show of what it would be like for ordinary people trying to deal with mystic and powerful manifestations that you usually take as par for the course in other modern fantasy novels
good book, good read
I recommend it
Book Journal for the year 2014 (first book read Jan/6/14)
1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest
2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2) by Cherie Priest
3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole
5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
So excitedly finished the last book in the military fantasy series Shadow Ops trilogy by Myke Cole (not the last book in the Universe but the last in this opening trilogy/using these characters)
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began “coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it…
Now it might just be because I’m an annoying left leaning liberal douchebag that loves magic and shit but this book grabbed me. Men in power being confronted with horror because of the horror they unleased against people, cool powers and intense decisions to be made with people fighting against forces that declared them to not be people.
This book was fun and enjoyable. I have the general complain I get with all fantasy aka I needs more people of color but that’s something I’ve sadly come to expect with books I read (one of the main characters Oscar Britton is black but I can always use more) I’m not gonna spoil anything here but with the last book out I think everyone/anyone can take a shot with these books.
Go enjoy some fantasy!
Nothingman recommends this book 4 out of 5
I find the most magically thing about Urban Fantasy is that despite being “Urban” every single one takes place in a magical land without a hint of diversity in them whatever the real racial statistics of the cities they take place in.
If your book takes place in New York, Atlanta or Chicago and has an entirely white cast, you made some mistakes
I don’t think I’m gonna be reading anything new today but my 2013 New Years resolution came out well, read a totally of 116 new novels. It was a grand experiment. Found a lot of new authors to follow and series to keep track of. I think this was actually a fun contest against myself, there’s still that little manner of writing my own novels but that can be worked out in 2014. I think this turned out well and I’m definitely gonna get another book journal for 2014 going. (still have to get that post on my recommended reading from this book journal written but again 2014) looking at my list this year this was definitely my year of Seanan McGuire
Features I need Goodreads or some other book nerd websites to have .cal support for new releases from authors i like … how come no website or publisher has this feature yet?
Finally finished Malazan Book of the Fallen, that was a ridiculous trip and with only 5 more days of 2013 left my book list has hit 112
just read through the Linnet Ellery books by Phillipa Bornikova. Lawyers solving paranormal mysteries and using the law. There’s two This Case Is Gonna Kill Me and Box Office Poison, They were both a fun bit of reading for the day. Lets see if i can wrap up those Malazan books before the year’s end.
E-reading isn’t REAL reading. = I need my personal preferences about my hobby to be validated as the only right and moral way do to a thing.
Making crafts out of old books is a DESECRATION! = I’ve never seen a library dumpster.
I only read prize-winners/confirmed classics *sniff*. = I don’t know how to think for myself.
Book bloggers are killing literary criticism! = I’m an aging white man in publishing and I don’t know how to think for myself.
Oh, I’ve never heard of that book. Was it reviewed in the NYT/on NPR? = I don’t know how to think for myself.
I would never read the tripe that is Twilight/50 Shades/Oprah’s Book Club selection, and I am going to tweet that statement 50 million times. = I am still as worried about being cool as I was when I was in high school.
The book is always better than the movie, no exceptions. = I’ve never seen The Godfather or The Princess Bride and also I am no fun at parties.
Rap music is not poetry, but Joni Mitchell/Bob Dylan/Belle and Sebastian is. = I am racist.
I refuse to use an e-reader because I just love that old book smell. People who do not love that old book smell are not real readers. = My favorite perfume’s base note is mold.
People who shop at Amazon for books are evil. = I have disposable income and like to make moral judgements about people who do not.
I would NEVER dog ear pages, crease a spine, or eat food while reading. = I have unreasonable expectations about how much the people to whom I bequeath my books when I die will actually want them.
I guess it’s good that they’re reading at all. = I will internally judge you until your reading tastes morph to match my own, which are far superior to yours because I read more books written by white men who live in Brooklyn.
I don’t have a TV because that would cut into my reading time. Did I mention I don’t have a TV? Hey. You there. I don’t have a TV. I don’t get that TV reference. = I am not all that interesting. Also, I watch three hours of Netflix a night on my laptop.
I don’t care if the main character is likable. It’s the PROSE that’s the thing. = My ability to tolerate insufferable jerks makes me better than you because you’re obviously only reading for escapism, which is an inferior motivation for reading.
I’m not a romance/crime/Western reader. I mean, I’ll read LITERARY genre. SOMETIMES. = My kitchen is full of quinoa and kale and soy ice cream. Someone please validate what a grown-up I am.
I don’t understand adults who read YA. You’re a grown-up person, you should read grown-up books. = I don’t like dancing in the rain or ice cream cones or trampolines or whimsy and my neck tie is too tight.
In case you haven’t heard, BookRiot is the fucking ish.
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