Archives: October2008
  • Review of The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Bookby Neil Gaiman320pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.51/5Goodreads Rating: 4.44/5 The Graveyard Book is the latest from Neil Gaiman, perhaps best known for the novel American Gods and the Sandman graphic novels. This most recent offering is a stand alone young adult novel with illustrations by Dave McKean or Chris Riddell (depending on which version of the book you have). Although this story is marketed toward a younger audience, it is a charming tale that readers […]

  • David Louis Edelman on Reviewing

    David Louis Edelman, author of Infoquake and Multireal, wrote this article on what he likes to see in a review as an author. I found it rather interesting and think his criteria are good ones to strive for. I found this on Post-Weird Thoughts today and am glad I did since I may have missed it otherwise. Now off to write The Graveyard Book review so I can have it ready for Halloween!

  • Corambis Cover Art

    Being the Amazon addict I am, I logged on today to discover the new cover art for Corambis is up! Corambis is the fourth book in Sarah Monette’s riveting “The Doctrine of Labyrinth” series and is scheduled for release on April 7 of 2009. To read a brief description of the book, go here. The previous books in this series were my absolute favorite books of this year, so I am very much looking forward to this one. It’s definitely […]

  • All the Windwracked Stars – First 3 Chapters Online

    Elizabeth Bear’s latest novel and the first book in The Edda of Burdens series, All the Windwracked Stars, comes out tomorrow. This is her first hardcover novel other than A Companion to Wolves, co-written with Sarah Monette (which I think is fantastic since all her books I’ve read so far are ones I’d want in hardcover). Chapter One is available here and the next two chapters are linked from the bottom of the page. Happy reading!

  • Coming Up

    Since Friday is Halloween, I decided it was a good time to read and review the newest from Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book. If you are a fan of his, don’t wait for the review to read the book! I absolutely loved it and it was my favorite of his novels I’ve read so far. (Other than that one, those would be Neverwhere, Stardust, Anansi Boys, and Good Omens, the novel he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. I have not yet […]

  • Review of The Stratford Man: Ink and Steel and Hell and Earth

    Ink and Steelby Elizabeth Bear448pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.86/5Goodreads Rating: 3.85/5 “The Stratford Man” is the title of the two newest books in Elizabeth Bear’s “Promethean Age” series, Ink and Steel and Hell and Earth. These two novels were supposed to be one book, but the finished story was too long for that and had to be split into two. Although there are two previous books in the Promethean Age series (Blood and Iron and Whiskey and […]