Jingo

Jingo by Terry Pratchett 
☆☆☆/5 

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Scifi/Fantasy, Series: Discworld

One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

I’m on a mission to finish the books I started with. I figure I’ll finish Discworld sometime during my life time. 

This is the 4th ‘Watch‘ subseries book. It follows after Commander Vimes and Carrot and Co. as they head overseas to overthrow a plot of sorts and save the world. Ventinari was as brilliant as ever. ❤ 

I really do like the series as a whole. And highly recommend it.

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Once Upon a Rhyme 

Once Upon a Rhyme by Jack Heckel (#1)
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Scifi/Fantasy

In every fairy tale, there is a point in the telling when the fire dies down low and the dark of the night grows deeper and the children gather closer together and the storyteller lowers his voice and whispers, ‘Now, dear ones, this is the scary part.’ And then, inevitably, into the story steps the villian, and whether an evil queen or twisted stepmother or foul beast, the listener begins to doubt, maybe the hero doesn’t make it, maybe there’s no happily ever after.

I picked this one up on sale and am glad I did. 

Written in the humorous tones of Terry Pratchett, what if Fairy Tales were real? And what happens after the dragon is slain and the Princess saved? Willam Pickett finds himself in such a situation after his scarecrow accidentally impale the dragon, thus killing it. He tells his sister that the rumors are true and sets out to save the Princess from her slumber in the dragons lair. And what follows is a humorous adventures that combines all the elements of classic fairy tales. 

I loved this book and look forward to reading the next one. It was funny. I loved Prince Charming and his egotistical self and the strong women characters found in Elizabeth and Rapunzel. It was an interesting take on classics well known. Which in my opinion, is hard to pull off.

I highly recommend this series. 🙂

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Slaughter-house Five 

Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: Scifi/Classic

This was my first Vonnegut book and I have been told to read him by my roommate for awhile now. I asked him what his favorite was and he told me it was this one. 

I like hardcore scifi to an extent. This one was about a man, trapped in an endless time loop who gets abducted by aliens at some point in his life and he is forced to relive the destruction of Dresden, Germany during his stint in WWII. 

First off, I have a hard time with books that tend to jump around. My dyslexia has a hard time comprehending things on that level of nonsense. It took about 3/4 of the way through to kinda map it out and it ended well. I did enjoy it for the most part but I’m not likely to reread it. Maybe. 

Kurt comes highly recommend so I will continue with his works. 🙂

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The Everything Box 

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey 
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: Scifi 

What I want to leave you with is a thought: with all the wonders of the world at your disposal, the one thing you shouldn’t be is boring.

I picked this one up because it looked interesting. Turns out its a favorite author of Meridiths and she’s currently reading it too. 

This one reminded me of a knock off of Good Omens by Pratchett/Gaiman. It was a witty satire about the apocalypse. In which an angel loses the Pandora of boxes meant to destroy the world. Fast forward to modern times where con man Coop gets hired to steal the box. Adventure ensues of apocalyptic proportions. 

This wasn’t a bad book. It was really witty, satirical, made me laugh upon occassion, and that was the first half of the book. Then it wouldn’t end. And got repetitive and I dreaded reading it and it took longer than it should have. 

I do recommend it, especially if end of the world satire is your thing. 🙂

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