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The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Although there were some elements that I liked about The Passage, this novel was flawed in so many ways.  For starters, this novel is way overwritten.  It’s 766 pages that could be cut in half.  There are entire pages that could be chopped, and it would make this a...

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

The second installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series was an improvement over the first novel. I’m not entirely sure where this novel fits in with the television show, but my remembrance is that the two primary plot lines encompassed more than one season on the show....

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms is the follow up to The Grace of Kings.  I started reading this immediately after I finished reading the last novel.  I absolutely loved the first book in the series, so the bar was high for this novel.  Perhaps, the bar was set to high, because I...

The Fifth Profession by David Morrell

The Fifth Profession by David Morrell

The Fifth Profession is an interesting novel.  It’s part espionage thriller and part sci-fi.  The crux of the story is that Savage, a former Navy SEAL and executive protector on an assignment to rescue the wife of a wealthy businessman, encounters his Japanese...

Balak by Stephen Mark Rainey

Balak by Stephen Mark Rainey

Balak is a Cthulhian mythos style novel set in modern-day Chicago.  The novel starts off with the disappearance of a little boy, in part witnessed by Claire Challis, whose own child disappeared not long before that.  This leads Claire and her boyfriend, Mike, into a...

Usher’s Passing by Robert McCammon

Usher’s Passing by Robert McCammon

When I first started reading this book, I thought it would be a historical fiction novel featuring Edgar Allen Poe and the Usher family that he wrote about over a century ago.  It turned out to be set in modern-day.  I was hoping for historical fiction given that...