Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

Archive for the tag “gentlyfalling”

llp’s #CBR Review 23: Batman: The Long Halloween by Tim Sale and Jeff Loeb

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This was just so, so good.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 22: The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

So, I read the first four novels of this series in a rush this summer: His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, and Empire of Ivory. I started to read the fifth, but I needed a break, and thenI waited so long to write the reviews that I have had to just blend it all into one. But who would have guessed a book about the Napoleonic wars, but with dragons, would be so fun?

llp’s #CBR IV Review 21: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

So, I love Neil Gaiman and all the things he creates. Neverwhere is not an exception.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 20: The Game of Thrones, Vol. 1 by George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson

I think the graphic novel version of this series is… unnecessary, really.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 18: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

I finished this book months ago, and I think the passage of time has led me to review it a little more kindly than I initially would have, as I can see some of the themes that unify the series. I did not really love the first book, but this one was a bit better overall and is certainly a good second novel in what will presumably be a trilogy.

llp’s #CBR Review 17: Fever Dream by George R. R. Martin

This book was one of my few impulse book purchases, drawn in my Martin’s name. It is an ok book, really, but vampire novels are not really up my alley. I am sure it would seem better if my mind wasn’t tainted by Twilight osmosis.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 16: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

This is another book that I read months ago, and I am truthfully still uncertain about how I really felt about this book. It had some lovely moments, and some unlikeable characters, and kind of derails childhood dreams about the Potter version of magical education.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 15: The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Volumes 1-3

So, I finished these back in April, and have had one sentence written until I just reviewed in a rush this morning. I have about ten reviews waiting to be written. I feel the shame, particularly because I love this series and wish I could have written a much more eloquent review, months ago. Ah well.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 14: Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Volumes 1-5

Well, I can appreciate the genius, but it isn’t a series I would likely revisit.

llp’s # CBR IV Review 13: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


While the pop culture references are fun, and the characters are kind of interesting, the story itself was predictable. A quest is a quest, whether it is in an 80s video game or a best selling novel.

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