Monday, April 26, 2010

Changes by Jim Butcher

Changes by Jim Butcher this book is called changes and it really doesn't disappoint. I have to give Butcher credit when he decides to burn it to the ground he really does. Harry has a daughter that he didn't know about which drives this novel. This also ends the major story arc that has been taking up the series so far. I can't wait until the next book. The ending is a cliffhanger but unlike much of the commentary online I don't really mind it. It makes sense.

Highly recommended.

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher An enemy from Harry's past needs his help. Naturally he gets it. Or else let's face it there wouldn't be much of a plot. One of the white Council wizards has been murdered. Harry must figure out who did it and why. There's lots of political intrigue here. This is a far cry from the beginning of the series which was for the most part mystery based.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Small Favor by Jim Butcher I thought I had reviewed this. Apparently not. This is the 10th book in the mystery fantasy series. Unlike the other novels which have reveled in the heat of the summer this takes place in winter.  A new force is trying to move in on illegal activities in Chicago. Harry must deal with this as well as a group of psychotic billy goats.  It's been a while since I read this. I don't remember much about it come to think of it.  I do remember this was good though.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Top Gear America

Finally got off the ground.  Although considering it's on a commercial network I doubt that they will be able to go after the car companies as much as the British series does.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien by Dennis M. Powers

Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien by Dennis M. Powers this is a biography of the sailor most famous for giving Jack London the inspiration for the novel See-Wolf.  O'Brien's career is colorfully described by Powers.  According to the acknowledgements much of the material is based upon O'Brien's own writings.  It's unclear just how much verification has taken place.  There is a short bibliography but no citations.  I'd recommend this if you're looking for a good story but I wouldn't necessarily consider it to be the best of sources.  Many of the stories have the ring of tall tales about them.

Recommended with caveats.

Note:This book was provided through Librarything's early reviewer Program.

Friday, April 02, 2010