Category Archives: Dark/Gritty

Audiobook Review: King of Thorns by Lawrence (DNF)

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence Fantasy Book Club selection August 2013 Attempted to Read/Listen: August 2013 DNF I tried reading, or rather listening, to this in August 2013 for the GoodReads Fantasy Book Club. We previously read Prince of … Continue reading

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Fantasy v SF Round One Second Half Gets Weird

io9 continues whittling down the first sixty-four entries, getting decidedly weirder, digging around in the classics for mad scientists, dystopian alternate realities, monsters and magic. Results from the first half of the voting returned only one disappointment for me, and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Low Town by Polansky (4 Stars)

Low Town by Daniel Polansky 3.5-4 out of 5 stars Read in December 2013 Publisher’s Synopsis: Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses … Continue reading

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10 Key Terms That Will Help You Appreciate Fantasy Literature

http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 Brush up on your fantasy sub genres with this article from io9. Which one is your favorite? Which one will you try next? Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Before They Are Hanged by Abercrombie (4 stars)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 4 out of 5 stars Read in May 2009 Returning to the Circle of the World, where Auda was the hub of activity in The Blade Itself, this middle installment of the trilogy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blade Itself by Abercrombie (4 stars)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 4 out of 5 stars Read in March 2009 The first three hundred pages of this book were riveting. Most of the rest were entertaining and exciting but ultimately the ending disappointed somewhat – … Continue reading

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