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Musings on Terry Pratchett and the Wonder of Discworld.

While writing a brief review of Pratchett’s novel, Snuff, I kept wondering why I like his series so much and why I’ve never found another that comes close to my enjoyment of the Discworld. I think it has something to do with both his sense of humor and their readability despite multiple re-reads.In fact, his … Continue reading

Snuff by Terry Pratchet is Smashing!

Snuff by Terry Pratchett (4 1/2 stars) HarperCollins Publishers October, 2011 (HC. 9780062011848). I finished Snuff by Terry Pratchett yesterday and I loved it. It didn’t get the full five stars of so many of his novels, in my opinion, but was still excellent with 4 and 1/2. It’s sad really as his books sometimes score … Continue reading

Loving Kevin Hearne’s Debut Series, The Iron Druid Chronicles

Hexed Kevin Hearne Book 2 in the Iron Druid series 9780345522498 June 2011 Delray, $7.99 (PB) 4 Stars The Iron Druid chronicles by Kevin Hearne are a refreshing addition to the Urban Fantasy genre. As much as I love a take-charge and kick-butt heroine, a male protaginisht makes a nice change of pace. After reading … Continue reading

Simon R. Green’s Newest is a Four Star Delight

For Heaven’s Eyes Only: a Secret Histories Novel Simon R. Green Roc June 2011 (25.95, HC) 4 stars Simon R. Green’s books are an exception to my five star reread rules. His novels are wonderful and every now and then I do reread the Nightside and Secret Histories novels, both set in the same kind … Continue reading

Dead on the Delta, an Extrodinary Addition to the Urban Fantasy Scene

Dead on the Delta If you believe in fairies . . . run. (best cover blurb ever). Stacey Jay June 2011, Pocket Books ($7.99 PB) 4 ¾ stars I just finished Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay last night and I loved it. The only reason it didn’t get five stars is because I … Continue reading

Chasing the Moon by A. Lee Martinez, 3 stars

Chasing the Moon By A. Lee Martinez Orbit (Hachette Book Group) May 2011 Hardcover, $19.99 (available on Kindle for half that price) 3 stars. To be honest, this book suffered only because I have read all of Martinez’s previous works. As a stand-alone I probably would have given it an extra ½ to one star; … Continue reading