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8/10

Posted : 4 years ago on 2 August 2013 05:44 (A review of Old Man's War)

A very solid and quick read. Scalzi manages to create a Starship Troopers style storyline but with a new style that should appeal to sci-fi readers of this generation. He pictures for us a very vivid Universe filled with danger and yet manages to make the reader laugh here and there. A must for any fan of sci-fi, even if you don't plan to read the others in the series it's a strong book on its own.


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Language of Silence review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 21 July 2013 10:50 (A review of Language of Silence)

1) Respect - 5:59 (8/10)
2) Suspended - 5:02 (8/10)
3) Deviation - 8:03 (8/10)
4) Illumination Rounds - 4:27 (6/10)
5) No Remorse - 5:47 (9/10)
6) Closer - 8:06 (8/10)
7) Defiler - 6:13 (6/10)
8) Benthos - 4:35 (8/10)
9) Immolate - 6:40 (7/10)
10) Distorted Relations - 6:33 (7/10)

Total: 7.5/10


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Revelation Space review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 15 July 2013 09:30 (A review of Revelation Space)

This was my first taste in reading anything by Alastair Reynolds and one can tell off the bat that he is using his scientific background in the development of his "Universe". There's some fantastic wonders displayed in here and some great theories too. My main problem with this book however is that, although it has an awesome beginning and ending, the main middle bulk of the novel is dry. There's far too much of the characters just talking about nothing that has anything to really do with the overall outcome of the ending of the story. Too much "blah-blah" one might say. I can't stand that. My mind wanders while I'm trying to focus on what I'm reading and it's all to soon do I realize that I just don't care about what I just read. I was never into space opera's so I'm not sure why I gave this one a shot. Glad I read it but I won't continue the series.


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Don't judge a book by it's cover!

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 22 June 2013 09:47 (A review of I Speak for Earth / Wandl the Invader)

Wandl the Invader: 3/5
I Speak for Earth: 1/5
Don't judge a book by it's cover. "Wandl the Invader" kind of surprised me at how well it was written, even by 1930's standards. It's your typical Space-Aliens-invade-Earth plot but I enjoyed it and the Wandl creatures do not look like what was draw for the artwork so don't like the artwork scare you off. It did for me and that was a mistake. Now to the other story. "I Speak for Earth" has to be thee worst Ace Double story I've read to date. It envolves Earth selecting 7 people to met this Kodran but the first 11 chapters is talking about this selection crap and then it gets all summed up in chapter 12. You can honestly just start reading at chapter 12 and not miss anything at all. The story is very dry and goes no where.


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Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 19 June 2013 07:02 (A review of Humanoids from the Deep [Roger Corman's Cult Classics])

TRT: 1:19:41
First Death: 6:34
Last Death: 1:17:30
Humanoid Kills: 15
Humanoids Killed: 11 (at least)
Humanoid Rapes: 3
Total Deaths: 18
Swears: 10
Tits: 5
Nude Scenes: 4
Explosions: 3
Scenes with Blood: 19
Fake Scares: 6
Seagulls with One Leg: 1
Film Score: 4/5
Music: 3.5/5
DVD Special Features: 4/5


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Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 15 June 2013 02:10 (A review of Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition)

I have a love/hate relationship with this game. It's car porn for sure but it seems almost like a RPG at times. You have to level up and collect items to make your car better. I love the fact that one can race against 12-15 cars this time instead of just 6. One thing I hate the most is the fact that you can't fast forward B-Spec mode. Can someone tell me why they would think this was something we wouldn't want? It's not fun watching a 3 hour race in that mode. I get tired of it after just a 10 lap race. So yeah, I love this game but I still think the 3rd in the series was the best one. Sometimes I just wanna grab a car a race. I don't want to level up and spend ten minutes trying to pick a certain car for a certain race.


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A Mixed Bag of Goodies...

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 2 June 2013 12:02 (A review of Concept of Freedom)

This is defiantly a good buy and being a fan of experimental music I'm glad it's in my collection. That being said I would have to say this is a fixed bag. I love the trombone, violin and the electronics on these tracks but I'm not a fan of the piano. Outside of the last track, which is awesome, the piano play just sounds like a couple kittens mashing on the keys. You've all seen those Youtube videos of what I'm talking about. There's some excellent compositions in here and some eerie sounds too so if your into Krzysztof Penderecki you'd probably enjoy this. Good music to read too.


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The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 29 May 2013 09:19 (A review of The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

I like the subject matter in this novel because I have worked in the fraud field before so I understand it a lot and you can learn a few things from this book. However, I think there was too much talking about the subject matter and not enough actual murders, which is why we all read these books to begin with. There's a good portion of this book that is nothing but talking about this company called "innerCircle". I swear it was 100 pages and it does help the story but he could have cut it down to a Chapter and still get his plot across fine. I think this is a good read overall but I would not start with this if your new to Deaver. It may turn you off from him. He's written better.


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Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 28 May 2013 02:49 (A review of Monster from a Prehistoric Planet)

TRT: 1:29:43
Monster Appears: 26:07
First Kill: 37:00
Last Kill: 1:11:36
Swears: 0
Tits: 0
Explosion Scenes: 10
Scenes with Blood: 0
Buildings Destroyed: 16
Ships Destroyed: 1
Cigarettes Smoked: 1
Theory's That Don't Make Sense: Too Many!
Film Score: 2.5/5


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The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Novels) review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 24 May 2013 04:24 (A review of The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Novels))

My first Jeffery Deaver novel and I was pleased overall. There were a couple good plot twists and even though I guessed the ending it was still done well. I like the criminal profiling info that Deaver puts in a few times in the book too. It helps you follow along more with the killers methods and makes you interact with how Rhyme is going to solve the riddle of the killer. I've read better from authors like Patterson, Preston and Child but this book does have me wanting to read more of his.


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