Wednesday, March 12, 2008

a quickie.

Got a few new reviews up:

Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity, by Bruce Taylor - a very bizarre, yet readable novella which might be "scifi as self-help", or it might be a nicely written story about figuring out who you are, and what the hell you think you're supposed to be doing here.

City of Saints and Madmen, by Jeff Vandermeer. God, i loved this book. Vandermeer totally rocks my world.

on deck:
The Elric Saga, part One by Michael Moorcock. Why didn't someone bash me over the head with Moorcock (go ahead and read that sentence outloud out of context!) years ago? this is fricken' awesome! I'm barely 100 pages in, and i can't put this book down. Ever seen Anthony Bourdain's show, where he says something along the lines of "a meal prepared simply, with local ingredients, is often the best"? this book is kinda like that. no overdone analogies, no run on sentences, made up words, or unpronounceable character names. not to say that this is simple, it surely isn't. but oh, is it clean and sharp. and i can't put it down, and i want someone to make a beautiful, flowing anime series out of this. I'd say "i want someone to make a movie out of this!", but you know they'd totally muck it up.

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