Friday, August 24, 2012


Mercury Falls by Robert Krose Three and a half worms
End of the world as we know it with humor. Ribald witty puns and allegories fill this novel. A bit obtuse at times but very clever. Got Armageddon?

The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson Three and a half worms
Intriguing foray into modern business practices in China. Of course, the main characters were beautiful, gag. At least the author gave them personality flaws and complicated lives. The adventure became rather complicated, it would have been nice to have a glossary to help keep track of who is who. Happy for the map!

The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn Three worms
Why do authors presume that women are attracted to beasts? Ugh. Jumping back and forth through time was difficult to follow. Some very good humor and insights into the main character’s soul. However, the female lead was insufferable and the plot line banal. Ending so glucose filled that it will put you into a coma.

The Wrong Man by David Ellis Two worms
The wrong title is more like it. Dah, it ruins the plot line when you already know that the accused is innocent. There were some episodes of good solid writing but the plot line is flimsy. Irritating when the perspective flipped from character to character without much ado. The Tori character was painfully obvious.

Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa Two worms
Loose biography of Roger Casement. Great parts were muted by long trivial passages. Exasperating that every other chapter featured reminiscences, chronological would have been easier to follow. The details were too knotty to try to remember when you can’t read the book in one setting. Perhaps something was lost in translation. Terrible that his sexuality was used as a reason for execution, sadly still happening in the world today.

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