Review: Murder on the Orient Elite

Murder on the Orient Elite
Murder on the Orient Elite by Larry Correia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was an interesting choice, I thought, at Correia’s nomination at this year’s Hugos for the third book of his ongoing fantasy series. It’s not often that I can recall that a book that’s in the middle of an ongoing series, where the emphasis is on fun, not glum, is put up for such marquee awards. I must keep a look out for this chap, I concluded.

I’ve not yet been able to sample his fare, unfortunately, until I came across this book on Audible. It isn’t one of the main books in the Grimnoir series, true, but it’s also true that it was cheap and I was trigger happy. Having read this, I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the story and the characters. Extremely interesting and I shall definitely look out more from him for sure.

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Review: How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians
How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians by Quintus Tullius Cicero
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Great stuff here. Not that I’m running for elections, but a great way into the thinking of policians seeking to win one. Almost like The Prince. Not all the tips shared here can be applied in your real life, since you’re unlikely trying to get people to like you enough for a one time transaction, and can risk damaging feelings on broken promises.

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Review: Legendarium

Legendarium
Legendarium by Michael Bunker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Fun and funny! Got me chuckling out loud several times so that’s a great sign.

Recommended quick read.

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Review: Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It’s not horrible, but there were too many technical terms. Didn’t completely understand it. Not a great candidate for audiobook listening, unless you’re versed in seafaring terms and don’t need to stop to look them up often. The ending was pretty unexpected, in that it was completely obvious.

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Review: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent. Much better than the many incarnations I’ve read or seen or heard before. The original is best, hands down.

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