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Old 07-08-2017, 10:47   #961
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:50   #962
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Just about to start this beauty!
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:02   #963
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Not been impressed with Double Star, it has definitely aged. Quite dull, felt like not much happened through the whole book.

Next months book is Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Sounds quite interesting from the description.
Well, Sleep Giants wasn't too bad, written in an "interview" format (a bit like World War Z). I think it would have worked better as an audio book, others have said the audio book of it is very good.

The sequel supposedly gets a lot better, but for me Sleeping Giants was a bit average, a bit too contrived and all the science was a bit too vague. I'm sure I'll read the sequel at some point.

This month's book is Central Station by Lavie Tidhar, it definitely sounds interesting, and a couple of people at book club have read it already and seem quite excited by it.
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Old 09-08-2017, 18:24   #964
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Finished Josh Malerman's Goblin today. Best book I've read in ages...brilliant!

I'll post a review up later in the week.
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Old 09-08-2017, 23:30   #965
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Reading through Tim Weaver's David Raker series:

Amazon.co.uk: Tim Weaver: Books, Biogs, Audiobooks, Discussions

On book four, really enjoying them, but quite graphic in places...

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Old 10-08-2017, 17:16   #966
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Goblin Review

Delighted when Earthling Publications told me it is the first 'published review online' for the new Josh Malerman novel.
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Old 16-08-2017, 17:53   #967
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I finished The Corona Book of Horror yesterday...a passable anthology with a mixture of fantastic shorts to a couple of absolute clunkers.

I'm now moving onto Secrets Of The Weird by Chad Stroup. From what I can tell so far it's set in the real world but in a City that reminds me of Total Recall. It's full of mutants, cannibals, neo-Nazis, prostitutes, cults, a new drug that is taking over. The story has a main character that's transgender and currently in transition.

Only 5 chapters in but I'm loving it.
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Old 18-08-2017, 14:26   #968
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Highly recommend The Punch Escrow by Tal M Klein

A sci-fi type book based around teleportation and how it's achieved. Lionsgate already picked up the movie rights.
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The Fourth Monkey by JD Barker

Laughingly described as Seven meets the Silence of the Lambs, is only a step up from the Scooby Doo scribbling of Chris Carter. Wish they wouldn't hype books up to a stupid level like that.
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The Fourth Monkey by JD Barker

Laughingly described as Seven meets the Silence of the Lambs, is only a step up from the Scooby Doo scribbling of Chris Carter. Wish they wouldn't hype books up to a stupid level like that.

I should be reading this in 3 or 4 books time. No spoilers, but why was it so bad?
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I should be reading this in 3 or 4 books time. No spoilers, but why was it so bad?
After all the hype it really is nothing new.

Its the standard two narrative (past/present day) that is common in nearly every book I seem to be reading at the moment.

I wasn't trying to be contrary to the many glowing reviews but it was distinctly average, and it had been hyped so much. Its borrowed from/inspired by so many other things you'll lose count.

The characters are cardboard cut out cliches that when there are twists you dont care because you have no involvement.

All that aside you might like it
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