Book Review – The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

So, for my first review as a member of the MacHalo group, and the associated reading challenge, I’m doing a book that was made into a movie or TV show. The Girl on the Train has a film coming out this year starring Emily Blunt, so I think it counts.

This time the book gets an Honest Movie Trailers style review because it is an over-hyped boring story. I love antagonizing the public (evil grin).
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Shallow Reader Post – Tortured Life

I got sucked in by the cover, and then just plain suckered.

After a jaunt in certain sunny countries and neglecting this blog, I have a short post on a horror(?) comic from Netgalley. Meet Tortured Life, everyone. It wasn’t that great, as you’ll see from an excerpt:

The protagonist, whom I fondly call Gene (short for Generic Hero) because I can’t remember his unremarkable name, is an ordinary man with a not so ordinary ability. Our buddy Gene can see how people are going to die, but not in trippy visions or Morse code messages. He unfortunately has to see everything like Schrodinger’s cat : alive and dead at the same time.

If you are at all intrigued, by either my dead reaction or the premise, check out the review here. Otherwise, I promise more reviews are on their way and possibly even a travelogue. See you later!

Book Review – Knight’s Shadow

Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats, #2)Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars.

It is going to be so difficult to do justice to this book. I shall try, but I don’t think I can adequately explain my feelings.

I’m going to try an infomercial (also known as a teleshopping ad) format here, not very closely since I’m doing this from memory. Knight’s Shadow RPG infomercial, coming up!
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