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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)

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Re­mem­ber when the Vorkosi­gan books were about some­one hav­ing an ad­ven­ture, and char­ac­ters do­ing in­ter­est­ing things?

Well, that was then. Now these books tend to be more about the char­ac­ters re­mem­ber­ing pre­vi­ous ad­ven­tures, and run­ning in­to char­ac­ters that did in­ter­est­ing things in oth­er book­s.

Fi­nal­ly around the 60% mark, a sort of plot is put in mo­tion, and some things hap­pen. But the stakes seem low, the risk seems lit­tle.

I adore the Vorkosi­gan se­ries, but this book is not good.

Blaze of Glory

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Meh. The starts tooltip says 2 means "it was ok", but re­al­ly, this was meh. Not 1-s­tar "did­n't like it", but ...

Must con­fess I did not read the Hol­ly­wood stuff at the end. Maybe that's good, I ust did­n't both­er.

A Latent Dark

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It starts a bit messy, and some parts seem rushed, but not bad.

Taking on the Dead (Famished #1)

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A zom­bie book as writ­ten by Danielle Steele? There seem to be huge plot holes, which I will not ar­gue here to avoid spoil­ing stuff.

Not hor­ri­ble, but not my cup of tea, and will not fol­low the tril­o­gy.

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