Posts about goodreads (old posts, page 8)

2016-10-01 00:00

The Regional Office is Under Attack!

  • Author: Manuel Gonzales
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    I had heard many good things about this book, sadly it was a mild disappointment. The narrative structure muddles everything, and feels gimicky instead of making it better.

2016-09-11 07:51

The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria

  • Author: Carlos Hernandez
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    One of the best short story collections I have read in the past few years. Funny, interesting, and a page turner. It's also insanely quotable, even if most of the quotes would not make sense before reading the book, all of these make me giggle now:

    "He looked like some piebald prophet came to carry humanity onto its next evolution"

    "I put my faith in everything I did not understand about the world and stabbed my wife in the ass"

    "And then I almost kicked a pigeon"

    I would recommend this book to ... well, anyone, but if you enjoyed a book from Kelly Link (I heard some people don't, pobrecitos) you will like this one. It's not as beautifully written, but there is a similarity of wit, of whimsy, of tone. That things can be heartbreaking and funny at the same time, because life is like that.

2016-08-21 00:00

The Bones of Valhalla (Purge of Babylon, #9)

  • Author: Sam Sisavath
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    Finally it's over. This series started fast and pulpy, and ended both rushed (after 9 boooks! The whole plan, final battle, etc was in book 9!) and twiddling its thumbs, endlessly chattering and randomly killing characters we had not heard about for a couple of books, while others were kept aside for the surely forthcoming sequels.

    So, it's not a bad series, but it peaks maybe in book 2 or 3.

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