Critiques and Mockeries

Blackness the Book

Today I am going to talk about Ty Arthur's Light Dawning and to be honest I feel kind of awkward. This is the first time I have to write a negative review for someone I like. This gave me a moment of pause. A moment to ask myself if I really wanted to do this? The... Continue Reading →

Fear The Old Blood

By all the gods fear it, Laurence. Those words still send a thrill through me every time I hear them. Now I know I said that I was going to restrict myself to more literary reviews but I came to a realization over the last week or two of playing this game. It is literature... Continue Reading →

Here There Be Dragons

In an idle moment today - perhaps out of some misguided attempt to put off reading the next John Ringo "book" - I picked up an anthology that I read many years ago but recently picked up again thanks to a Humble Bundle sale. The Ultimate Dragon published by Bryon Preiss. Like many fantasy fans I... Continue Reading →

Side Quest: the Motion Picture!

Today we come to a book I have heard great things about for the last couple of years. Peter Newman's The Vagrant. Where to begin with this? Oh wait. I know where. Never have I cared so little for the characters in a book. There is no word in any language to describe how few fucks I... Continue Reading →

Fuck you, John Ringo Part 1

Several days ago while doing some rethinking on my plan for this blog I asked a question in the GrimDark Fiction Readers and Writers group. A question that I thought would lead to some humor and laughs and a warning for others. I asked "What is the worst genre fiction novel that you have ever... Continue Reading →

Expendables Fantasy Edition!

Let me start off by saying that Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames managed to do something that rarely happens in my experience. It lived up to the hype. In fact it surpassed the hype. And that virtually never happens for me. Usually when I hear large numbers of people praising something it ends... Continue Reading →

Torment So Sweet

Allow me to let you in on a little secret. I'm a geek - and not a little one. Like a "Holy shit! How did he ever get touched by a woman without paying?" uber geek. I play every form of game. Card games, ccgs, board games, video games, and my absolute favorite kind of... Continue Reading →

It Begins With Madness

But what in my life doesn't? I have to start this post with a bit of a story. When I was young I was a voracious reader of both fiction and nonfiction. Just constantly consuming books on every conceivable subject. There was never a time when I didn't have a book near at hand that... Continue Reading →

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