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Short Reviews Round-Up

September 22, 2010

This was Sassymonkey’s idea.

Put a bunch of small reviews in one post, so as not to get bogged down in writing a whole long post. Hopefully, this will limber up my brains for the reviews I actually have due to the Ledger.
It amazes me that I’m still keeping a list of the books I’ve read this year, and it’s getting into the 80s!
A sampling:
Prime- Poppy Z. Brite. Picks up where Liquor left off, with G-Man and Rickey running a restaurant in New Orleans. I really like Rickey and G-Man, I like their relationship, and the way they play off each other. Mouth-watering descriptions of food, this time steak as well as fusion cuisine. Oh, and good, sordid murder mystery. Finding a mystery this well done is rare.
I Still Dream About You- Fannie Flagg. (will be released Nov 9.) Tremendous fun- eccentric midlife ladies running a real estate agency. Cozily improbable plot twists. A fun, fast read that made me smile.
Buffy Season 8. Joss Whedon, and many talented artists. Technically, this is a series of books, or of comics bound into issues. I only realized a few weeks ago that I could get these from the library, and so I’m chugging my way through. I love what they can do with improbable plot twists, freed from the limits of television. And, although the dialogue is as fantastic as ever (one of the things Joss does especially well) I wish I could hear the voices. Not just because of Giles’ accent.

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