Anthologies & Literature Collections
Review: Don't hate on this please. But while I absolutely love the GOT books' storylines, characters, and scenes, which Gorge R.R. Martin so expertly and economically sets up, it's continually difficult for me to wade through the style of prose he's chosen to tell the tale. It just breaches the hokey line, in addition to the highbrow mark, a bit too often for my taste. But of course I read on. This world he's created is just too intriguing to stop. One just has to know what happens next. Read more
Review: I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't wait to get home and finish it. I'd sneak in a read whenever I could, at work. Very creepy stories, some I found pretty original, others left me slightly confused. Overall, I really liked it. I wish there was more! I gave 4 stars, though more lik 4 1/2, because some felt stunted and confusing, for me. Overall, I highly recommend this book to antime who loves to be scared and creeped out, even by the light of day. Read more
Review: Michael Reid's review of this wonderful book (whatever it is--nightmare, novel, allegory, etc.) is very close to my own feelings about it. It defies most traditional critical approaches, just as the characters in it are themselves continually foiled and re-educated in their encounters with some of the weirdest people and situations in 20th-century fiction. It is a slam on anarchism and political mischief-making, but it is also a slam on the moralistic, "quick-fix" crusaders against rocking the... Read more
Review: Read this short essay waiting in my doctor's office and laughed the whole way. For those of us who think they never lie, think again! Mark Twain has an interesting way of defining the lie, which makes us all guilty! Fun to read and makes you think a lot about the way we humans interact with one another. Read more
Review: This is a work of genius and should have been spellchecked, proofread and someone should have had the respect to add the plates to Kindle. A disrespectful Kindle edition. Needs much more work to be useable for research.Why not make it cost something? People would still get it. Read more
Review: This simplistic "adventure in space" seems to have a target demographic of 12 year old kids. Tuf, who accidentally loves cute cats, finds a space ship. Tuf takes this huge space ship to various planetary systems, who all have various ecologically related problems they can't fix themselves. Tuf uses the ship's cloning devices to engineer some kind of biological solution to the planet's problem. Repeat a couple of times, and that's it.
The ending's attempt to provide a more philosophical di... Read more
Review: Do not waste your money on these books. They are prosaic, cliched and just plain terribly written. The world does not need yet another vampire saga, especially one with as few original characters or ideas as this series. If you are looking for some really original characters with sizzling sex to boot, the Anita Blake series is much, much better. SO sorry I made this purchase. Read more
Review: I have been reading Howard P. for years, but lost all the the books during various moves and housing disasters.
This collection has solved that problem, everything the man published (including some I have never seen before) in a single easily navigated electronic document. With audio versions as an added bonus.
I highly recommend this for the die hard HPL fan, it isn't the same as having that dusty old copy of The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward in your hands, but it is a damn... Read more
Review: Being a long-time Lovecraft fanatic, I am pleased to see that Penquin chose to publish a two volume collection of his works.
Lovecraft's writing is not for those who ingest King, Grisham, Patterson, Dan Brown or other formulaic storytellers. These stories are for those who don't shy away from a good gothic thriller, Dostoevsky, Bram Stoker, Poe or other writers who had lived in a different era from our own. If you need to read 'modern writing', Lovecraft is not for you.
Lovecraft's... Read more
Review: I've read all of Dugan series. I bought them individually. This is a great series. McDermott writes an exciting story with great characters. It's clear that he knows what he's talking about--the research is evident. The thrills revolve around commercial shipping, which provides a different and welcome change from the more typical thrillers. Read more