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Only Death Is Real by Tom Gabriel Fischer [Feb. 4th, 2015|03:19 am]
Koi Lungfish
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[Current Location |Sentinel Hill]
[mood |angryangry]
[music |Pink Noise - Unknown Artist]


This book is:
* - contemplative
* - surprisingly easy to read
* - a complete package

This book is not:
* - to be read comfortably
* - to be read lightly
* - light
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Dead Sky, Black Sun by Graham McNeill [Oct. 6th, 2010|01:40 pm]
Koi Lungfish
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |distresseddistressed]
[music |Motörhead - "Louie, Louie"]

Review: Dead Sky, Black Sun by Graham McNeillCollapse )

This book is:
* - huge in scope and vision
* - above-average in quality of prose
* - fourth in a series

This book is not:
* - done any services by the disparity between scale of ideas and quality of prose
* - at all comprehensible without reading the other three books first
* - slow
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Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural by Algernon Blackwood [Oct. 1st, 2010|01:21 am]
Koi Lungfish
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]
[music |Blue Öyster Cult - "Demon's Kiss"]

Review: Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural by Algernon BlackwoodCollapse )

This book is:
* - excellent reading
* - contained of exceptional descriptive and emotive writing
* - to be read over the course of three or four years

This book is not:
* - contained of as many ideas as it is stories
* - light or casual reading
* - in print
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Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story by Shawn Michaels & Aaron Feigenbaum [Sep. 16th, 2010|01:17 pm]
Koi Lungfish
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |nervousnervous]
[music |Metallica - "Poor Twisted Me"]

Review: Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story by Shawn Michaels and Aaron FeigenbaumCollapse )

This book is:
* - mediocre
* - 50% whitewash
* - 25% nausea-inducing born-again Christian fluff

This book is not:
* - a good conversion of Mr Michaels' communication style from television to text
* - detailed in any sense
* - worth reading unless you're a colossal Shawn Michaels fan with no critical faculties whatsoever
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A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex by Chris Jericho [Sep. 10th, 2010|04:11 pm]
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[music |Rotersand - "I Am With You"]

Review: A Lion"s Tale: Around The World In Spandex by Chris JerichoCollapse )

This book is:
* - a good read with a strong narrative voice
* - Lessons I Have Learned In Getting Famous by Chris Jericho
* - full of some quite bizarre life experiences

This book is not:
* - serious business
* - all the dirt, all the time
* - going to dwell on the negative aspects of just about anything
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The Death of WCW by R.D Reynolds & Bryan Alvarez [Sep. 3rd, 2010|05:35 pm]
Koi Lungfish
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |grumpygrumpy]
[music |Iron Maiden - "Satellite 15 ... The Final Frontier"]

Review: The Death of WCW by R.D. Reynolds & Bryan AlvarezCollapse )

This book is:
* - fast, easy summarisations of crazy situations
* - Messers Alvarez and Reynolds putting the boot in on those they blame for the downfall of a company they loved
* - as biased as two donkeys

This book is not:
* - going to explain its data
* - going to reveal its sources
* - going to give the reader a remotely balanced view of anything
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How To Write A Blockbuster by Sarah Harrison [Aug. 29th, 2010|10:35 pm]
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |listlesslistless]

Review: How To Write A Blockbuster by Sarah HarrisonCollapse )

This book is:
* - friendly
* - confidence-boosting
* - excellent advice

This book is not:
* - God's gift to punctuation problems
* - up to date
* - long
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The Chalice by Phil Rickman [Aug. 19th, 2010|09:46 pm]
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]
[music |Manowar - "Valhalla"]

Review: The Chalice by Phil RickmanCollapse )

This book is:
* - too long with too little action
* - contained of good, realistically human characters
* - about how Glastonbury screws people up

This book is not:
* - interesting enough to finish
* - living up to its potential
* - Mr Rickman's best work
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Under The Mat: Inside Wrestling's Greatest Family by Diana Hart with Kirstie McLellan [Aug. 1st, 2010|09:15 pm]
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |distresseddistressed]
[music |Cradle of Filth - "Sweetest Maleficia"]

Review: Under The Mat: Inside Wrestling"s Greatest Family by Diana Hart with Kirstie McLellanCollapse )

This book is:
* - unrelenting human pain
* - rambling and incoherent
* - a collection of a large family's worst moments

This book is not:
* - suitable for those with delicate temperaments
* - easily available
* - worth seeking out
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman [Aug. 1st, 2010|06:40 pm]
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[Current Location |The Edge of Reason]
[mood |productiveproductive]
[music |Cradle of Filth - "In Grandeur and Frankincense Devilment Stirs"]

Review: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil GaimanCollapse )

This book is:
* - very good
* - one of my favourites
* - about the unification of opposites

This book is not:
* - specifically like anything else out there
* - exactly a book for the young adult market
* - all that far about young adult market
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