Hey, folks! Reading is something I greatly enjoy, and writing reviews is one of the ways I try to help fellow authors. Unfortunately, posting reviews to Amazon and Goodreads and here is becoming a bit much. So, for the foreseeable future, I’ll only be posting my reviews to Amazon.
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My January reviews:
Rationality Zero by J.M. Guillen
(The Dossiers of Asset 108)
The Primary Protocol by J.M. Guillen
(The Dossiers of Asset 108 Book 2)
The Tooth Collector by Lindsay Goddard
(And Other Tales of Terror)
The Verse of Sibilant Shadows by J.M. Guillen
(A Set of Tales from the Irrational Worlds)
Matters of Love by Margaret Locke
(2 Book Series)
Note: I have it on very good authority that more are coming!
Matter of Time by Margaret Locke
(Matters of Love Book 2)
Sonoran Dreams by Robb Grindstaff
(Three Short Stories from Exile)
Massacre at Lonesome Ridge by Samantha Warren
(A Zombie Western)
Tower by Daniel Arthur Smith
SoulMatch by Drew Avera
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed the story until it reached its climax. At that point, I got confused. Even after giving myself several days to reflect on it, I’m not sure what happened. I’ve read other works from this author (from The Collective) and I know he’s the real deal, so I really hate to give Soulmatch 3 stars, but I didn’t get the satisfaction from this book that I got from reading his other work b/c I was just lost.
SoulMatch is very much a story about the human condition, and about faith and consequences. I do enjoy stories like this, and that aspect did come through. I think it could have had a greater emotional impact if I wasn’t distracted by trying to figure out what was going on. To be fair, I don’t read a lot of Science Fiction, so maybe there’s some genre convention causing a gap I’m not able to leap across. Or maybe uncertainty was the author’s intention.
In any event, if you like sci. fi. stories that examine faith and love and consequences, stories that really make you think, then you’ll probably like this one.
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Hindu Sex Aliens by Larry Weiner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After reading this book, I was so conflicted. My brain insisted there was some kind of mistake, but aside from one thing that I can’t seem to let go of (a change the author made but didn’t make, convoluted I know but I don’t want to spoil anything), I can’t really complain about anything the author did in this book b/c I was entertained throughout. I’ve never read anything quite like this, and that’s hard to say of any written work. The one thing you can’t be is original b/c it’s all been done before, but I think Larry Weiner managed to pull it off. If you have preconceived notions of what a book should be, go back to your neat little box; this ain’t the book for you. But if you want to have a bit of fun (think Bruce Campbell does Spongebob Squarepants type fun for an exclusive Adult Swim mini series), then grab a copy and book a spot on the next zombie cruise available in your area.
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