Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Lost Fleet 1 by Raymond L. Weil

I picked this up at an Audible sale recently, always looking for new and interesting sci fi series. Unfortunately, I could not get into this first book in a new series (and part of a larger collective). The writing is … Continue reading

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Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg

Red-Blooded American Male is a beautifully presented collection of male portraits taken over several years by celebrity photographer Robert Trachtenberg. Throughout, it is clear why Trachtenberg is sought out for his work: the images are full of mischief and quirkiness … Continue reading

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Shooting the Rift by Alex Stewart

Sometimes the story blurb can be very misleading and other times it is spot on. With Shooting the Rift, what is stated at the back of the book is exactly what we get: a breezy sci fi with minor cyberpunk … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Cruel 2 in 1, Volume 1 by Yoneou Nekota

As much as I have enjoyed Viz’s fantastic SUBlime line of books, this one hit a sour note for me right from the beginning. I’m not now nor will ever be a fan of this type of premise for a … Continue reading

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The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen

Somewhere in the translation of the concept into the story, an important spark ended up being lost. For although this is by no means a terrible book, it never really coalesced into a solid tale. Part steampunk, part historical, part … Continue reading

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Black Clover 1 by Yuki Tabata

One of the benefits of having a subscription to Viz’s Shounen Jump is that I sometimes read chapters from the other series I don’t necessarily follow (it’s World Trigger and Bleach for me!). Black Clover has been one of them … Continue reading

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Alight by Scott Sigler

Alight is one of the few novels that I felt improved from the first book – creating a richer story and developing the characters in a way that doesn’t feel like a bridge to the third book. Indeed, Alight is … Continue reading

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