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Ira Russell screamed, smashing the head of a zombified stable boy with a hammer. He was a large man, whose firmly muscled arms and chest seemed in stark contrast to slim hips, creating an almost geometrical shape. Having prevented more of those mindless creatures from coming into the studio, Ira turned around to see his companion, James trying to fight three of them. The man was lying on the floor screaming his head off in panic. He was shielding himself with a door that had been violently ripped off its hinges.
Unfortunately it looked as though the undead were overpowering him. His aristocratic experience in fencing and horse riding proved useless in the face of a brutal, ruthless fight. Some of his elegant clothes were already torn from the previous attacks in the mansion. Ripping a long, serrated dagger out of its sheath, Ira ran towards the large desk where the fight was taking place. It turned, opening its jaw, of which only half was covered with rotting skin and muscle. The man first struck its head with the hammer, knocking the creature down onto the bloodstained carpet and then delivered a final blow.
James was on the verge of tears by that time, as he pushed off the door he was holding. Ira was not quick enough this time and the undead pushed him on top of the desk with a brute force. The zombie pushed at him even more and climbed on top of Ira, an inhuman, crackling sound emanating from its rotting mouth.
The desk wiggled a bit with their frantic movement and suddenly, Ira felt his breath stop as the massive piece of furniture tipped, some of its drawers opening with a clutter. He was still breathless after the adrenaline rush he just experienced. He knew of course, that what he had just said were only words. Privatization made it all easy, and quiet. The bottom line is this:. Their great advice was that we should structure ourselves as a country in a way that deliberately raised the price of admission to any way. It never stops. Of course, being Rachel Maddow, she ends the book with her personal obsession: the nuclear arsenals still intact throughout the U.
Frankly, I think she should have left this chapter out altogether—just saved it for the next book—because Drift is certainly full enough on its own, and we must hope only the first of many such works of reporting and analysis. A full book-length version of the graphic novel Backderf did about going to high school with serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Great new graphic novel of twin girls growing up in earlyth Century New York. Look for a print review in Coolhunting. Once again we discover that adoption is never as simple as some would have us believe.
The reality was much worse. She offers some real insight into what drives people to wish for apocalypse even if it means they will die. The Clowes is another beautifully-illustrated graphic novel about a misfit, unloved and abandoned boy who does bad things as a young man—in this case, involving the death ray. I love it when they make graphic versions of books about ideas. It makes complex things accessible, and this is particularly true where media theory is concerned. This book is a must-read for all students of media and news, but especially for younger people who may not yet be as media-savvy as they need to be to get by in our branded, spun, viral and manipulated culture.
Complications ensue, as well as the typical red-state small-town crap, but it all works out in the end. His interest in the lives of the survivors comes across as much less voyeuristic, too, and much more like compassion. I think hanging out with homeless people in Sacramento has been good for his writing as well as for his personality. At least, he does after he finds out that a number of these terrorists have said the same thing, and that people as diverse as UAS Senator Osama bin Ladin and underworld smuggling thug Saddam Hussein are trying to keep it quiet. I love smart, sassy heroines who save the world Buffy, much?
The bottom line is that he makes a very convincing and direct argument for relaxing housing restrictions on density and ending the financial subsidies to suburban and exurban builders. His history of higher education, though by necessity brief, is worth remembering, if only because it reminds us of why Rick Santorum would be so convinced it is evil—after all, a liberal education does tend to have a liberalizing effect.
Education should produce public servants, in the broadest possible sense; not people who are interested in making the best living they can for themselves, but in making the best society possible for all of us. We really need to re-examine higher education as a money-making enterprise or an individual investment. Look for this in an upcoming Coolhunting. See above. Very good dystopian novel.
They hit and kill a year-old girl though what she was doing out at 3 a. The novel examines their lives over the course of three decades, up to the present day. It is, unfortunately, very emotionally distant—and so, ultimately, unsatisfying. I was particularly taken by the very clear and direct sense of purpose. The future looks pretty bleak for Arizona, no matter how you slice and dice it.
If blanket, he kills them and covers their bodies with a blanket. And Yocum has an interesting structure which makes the flashbacks—to the inundation of San Diego and the nuking of Las Vegas, for instance—work as integral parts of character development. The Tea Party? Not much different from the opposition to the New Deal, with the exception of the tea bags on their heads. Ultimately, it made me despair of the mental health of so many of my fellow Americans. Maddow has written a book with the sourcing of a scholar and the wit of a pundit.
Look for a slightly longer review in print. That drags him into a series of close calls, misunderstandings and exciting adventures that involve everything from a cannibal cult to a nunnery run by a psychotic drag queen who performed her own sex change operation. When the old institutions—government, church, academy—disappear, what will rise in their place? Well, a strip club is as good as any other, unless you happen to be female.
Grant issued an order that expelled Jews from the territory he commanded. No kidding. He targeted Jews because he blamed them for extensive black-marketeering in his sector. Mind you, President Abraham Lincoln rescinded the order almost immediately, and it caused a furor. But it does strike me as really troubling that an incident of anti-Semitism which was a big deal at the time is almost forgotten now. This is a pretty good little graphic novel about an attempt by a neo-con Homeland Security administrator to run a false-flag operation that will take cash out of the economy by putting a nasty and often-deadly virus on currency.
It has both elements of a nasty plague used as a biological weapon and a right-wing paranoid conspiracy to take away our civil liberties. This is a wickedly irreverent novel set in a near future in which YouTube-like networks have taken over TV. So what does he do? Turn Martian exploration and colonization into a reality competition. When they talk about Survivor - like television, they mean some people may die. In space. Where no one can hear you scream. This book was particularly resonant, given the way the murder of Trayvon Martin has been unfolding in the news cycle.
His ghost is a main character here, as is the once-young woman who loved him, now a middle-aged widow looking for resolution. This is a very dreamy and sentimental book, but it has a strong pull in light of current events. The novel by noted playwright David Mamet is an older one, but it was brought to my attention recently in a Facebook discussion about the Leo Frank case a horrifying case of anti-Semitism, paranoia and lynching in Georgia in Mamet is incredibly good with language, but then most playwrights are.
The novel uses a lot of doubling to examine these two outsiders and their relationship to colonial and post-colonial Africa. Bonner examines the case of Edward Lee Elmore, who was convicted of murdering an elderly woman in Black and mildly retarded, Elmore was defended after his conviction by Diane Holt, and in many ways, this is her story. It is not, but it does have some interesting descriptions of death-related rituals. Think of it as Eat, Pray, Die.
Selected by Carl Phillips yes, one of my favorite poets , these are poems about pushing boundaries: as a Latino man, as a gay man, as a young man. Fantastic work. Christle has a delightful sense of play in her language—it matches her sense of humor—and an affinity for the absurd. Definitely a keeper. Awesome, awesome, awesome book. Arthur Opp, a former professor, has become an agoraphobic plus pound semi-hoarder. His life is a wreck, but he clings to the memory of Charlene, a former student with whom he shared a friendship that had the potential for more and with whom he still exchanges letters.
In a moment of honesty, he tells her what his life has become—and then begins to change it. Arthur begins to open up just a little. Narrated alternately by Arthur and Kel, this is an emotionally honest and surprisingly hopeful novel about people who are trying not to give up, and who find that not giving up counts for something.
Another interesting Armageddon book. Look for a longer post on this. Good News Clubs are evangelizing missions that operate in thousands of public schools across the country—thanks to a Supreme Court ruling — including two in the Sacramento Unified School District, and several in neighboring suburbs.
But the problem goes deeper. That means Catholics, Episcopalians, some Presbyterians, Methodists, Congregationalists, Unitarians—any variety of Christian that does not follow the strict and literal interpretation of the Bible put forward by CEF. Any way you look at it, kids in public schools? Rushkoff is a media theorist and this graphic novel explores the lives of a group of teens who are raise to do nothing but test multi-player video games.
Amir and Khalil using first names only, to protect relatives who are still in Iran tell the story of a family searching for the younger son, who disappeared during the protests. It provides an entry to the convoluted and depressing state of Iranian political and theological often the same thing matters. This was moving and well done, with the missing Mehdi as a stand-in for all the youth of Iran.
It also included some excellent appendices to explain and contextualize the story. House of Mystery was a good horror graphic novel; nothing more, nothing less. Willis is one of my favorite sci-fi authors her series about time travel, Doomsday Book , Blackout and All Clear , is fantastic. This short novel addresses artificial intelligence, and takes as its organizing principle the old—and wonderful—film, All About Eve. This encyclopedic story of the alternative presses and media—radio stations and television shows are also part of the story that arose because of racism, racial segregation and racial discrimination in America is fascinating.
Oh, this is awesome. It gets its own post this week. I discovered this NorCal writer because I got a bad case of the flu and my wife has a sense of humor. What did it feel like to destroy the world? I was one of those little boys who grew up reading a lot of Stephen King and end-of-the-world novels.
How far would you go to survive? You get to be the good guys and the bad guys, both. I had a friend just send me another link about engineered DNA—not nanotech, but the biological equivalent—being used to cure cancer. They had to be, just to live. The Toba supervolcano was about 70, years ago, and they think that caused a decade of volcanic winter, plus another thousand years of global cooling, and the only people who would have made it through that would have been incredibly strong and resourceful. And the epic flooding around the Nile probably led to the legend of Gilgamesh.
So there are these traumatic experiences that stay in our stories about how the world ended. We have these bottlenecks—places where the world seemed to end, and certainly the civilization did—where the people who are more wary, more paranoid, and more willing to wander—the ones who leave when the ground starts rumbling—are the ones who survive. So I take a little slice of that and then make my characters and march them around the chess board.. I want both the heroes and the villains to be complicated and interesting.
What made you choose Sacramento for ground zero? So as I was playing with scenarios—it was that chessboard first. What if nobody—nobody all over the world—could go home again? And a lot of very interesting stuff about nanotech was being published, which gave me the idea for a plague that would have limits. Since I new Sacramento very well, and since my heroes were going to be trapped in the Sierra, it seemed like the best choice.
I needed them to be able to do something about the problem. They had to be able to go places and strive to overcome the obstacle in order for the story to work, and Sacramento was the closest place they could find answers. The story opens with the handful of survivors trapped on the mountaintop. So they had to move somewhere — first they had to run from one mountaintop to the other.
But the second stop was Sacramento. I wanted one of the survivors to have some knowledge of how the plague began. I wanted there to be an end game. If I can land a C on Highway 50 or drop paratroopers over the state capitol, there are these cinematic high notes to add to the story. A shootout on Highway 50 is very interesting, right? I still had to do research for native birds and plants and things like that, but at least these were areas that I was comfortable enough with to be able to describe adequately.
Is there a film coming? Why apocalypse? Apocalypse resonates. A lot of people just hate any of this. In our society, the lights are always on, even when gas is four and a half bucks a gallon. America is more polarized than perhaps ever in the history of the nation, and yet we have things so good and so easy.
So we tend to forget how hard it was even six or seven generations back, when most of the people over 40 had lost all their teeth. So the post-apocalyptic novel is a safe way to open that door and take a peek at that. If you look at natural selection and genetics and take a look at that—I think that people need, want and enjoy conflict. Zombies are about not trusting and knowing your neighbor. You can have 8, friends on Facebook and not know the person who lives next door.
One of the ironies of social media and walking around with your iPhone in your face is that people are losing the ability to socialize in person. If the store clerk is under the age of 30, their social skills are so poor!
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What kind of reaction did you get to the plague trilogy? I get a fair amount of fan mail, which is totally awesome, but I also get a small but steady trickle of hate mail, or weird mail, or inappropriate mail. I get hate mail from people who object to a story with heroes who are a young Latino and a smart Jew.
Well, it was set in California! What did they expect? I did that as a writer merely to add some texture. One of the things that makes me nuts is the convention that all the main characters are going to come through unscathed. I hate that. There needs to be some actual consequences for the action. Do you have military experience? The first book is more the civilians, the ragged survivors, but whenever you get to this sort of extreme situation—where nations are fighting over the few remaining resources—military strength becomes a major part of the equation.
I also have a superfan who is a retired Lt. Colonel in the U. Air Force. He also introduced me to three naval aviators who could help with the background and details. And of course, these guys are real sticklers for the details. I wanted to get that as right as I possibly could and to present them in the best light, as well as being realistic about who they are.
So how in the world do you top that? So who have you got left to work with? The guys in the bunkers, the elite, the special forces and the tech guys who all have their special strengths and training. She was also so freaking healthy that she annoyed me, packing a lunch free of preservatives and sugar and riding her bike or roller-blading—even running! She seemed so much more at ease with her size tie-dyed shirts instead of the solid dark colors fat women are told will make us look more slender that I assumed she was also less conflicted about this strange betrayal of the flesh that has troubled me to some degree or another since I turned 30 and started to gain weight.
But what this sensitive, funny and honest memoir makes clear is that she struggled in more ways than most of us can imagine, including bouts of anorexia and an uneasy armed truce with dieting. What FAT makes clear is this: Weight is a lot more complicated than number. A calorie is not always a calorie.
People who lose large amounts of weight will be on a diet for the rest of their lives. Braithwaite weaves a nonlinear narrative from her childhood relationship with food simply something to fuel her activities through the adolescent weight gain probably normal, but no one told her that that eventually led to her anorexia. But the most powerful element of this book is the raw emotion, expressed honestly. If you think fat issues and obesity have nothing to do with you, read this book. And by the way, Jean is now back to weighing what she did in high school, before her weight gain started.
Her body changed. Yep, another one. Vegans tend to hang with vegans, jocks with jocks—and, apparently, fat people stick together, too. Long post and print story about this guy coming on Thursday. Watch for it! In the 23rd century, a space mission to a diamond star includes Menelaus Montrose, a mathematics whiz with a wild streak. As an adult, Mallory is brilliant, tech-savvy, and beautiful—but also seemingly a sociopath, subjecting those who cross her to creative, scary fates. On desk duty following a recent three-month unapproved absence, Mallory escapes the office to take over the case when an eight-year-old girl is found wandering in Central Park.
The unusually articulate and overly friendly child is dirty and tells a fantastic story of her Uncle Red turning into a tree in the park. The blood stains on her shoulder suggest that something awful has happened to Uncle Red—and in fact, he is found hanging in a garbage bag in a tree, left to starve to death with duct tape over his eyes and mouth and with wax stuffed in his ears. The sadistic killer has other victims as well; unusually, all are from wealthy families. The relationship among victims is unclear at first, as is how the little girl, who calls herself Coco, fits into the picture.
Coco has a tendency to throw herself at strangers, a trait which also puts her in jeopardy. Whether Mallory will help keep Coco safe, or sacrifice the little girl to serve her own ends, is another critical question. With her unique, action-driven approach, Mallory makes things happen while those around her react as best they can.
Seeing what happens to Mallory, and how she acts in response, is part of what makes her character and the series unforgettable. The Chalk Girl adds to the Mallory canon, and also contains a solid mystery. But too few of the scenes contain Mallory herself for this novel to be wholly satisfying compared to earlier ones. I suspect it would be a much better account if Weinstein had dispensed with the third person narrative and just told his own story.
Weinstein is not making this stuff up.
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So the overall takeaway is that, yes, you should read a book about the issue of Christian chauvinism in the military—but it should be With God On Our Side. And now for the book log : The lesson for this month? Coontz makes the case that such an America never existed; instead, she relentlessly busts the myths of an America where Father knew best and Mother wore pearls.
This is a brilliant book that remains as timely now as it did when it was first published in A guy is shown a special passageway that leads to the fall of His mission, inherited from the man who first stumbled onto the passage, is to stop the assassination of JFK. Aftert all, women were stifled and people of color were suffering under Jim Crow while that Southeast Asian war was ramping up. Oh, this is such a good book! The San Francisco-based Sigler is a master of creepy and scary just check out my review of Infected. In this one, Sigler takes us inside a genetic engineering project with a goal of producing animals—using genetically manipulated material to create embryos which will be implanted in cattle—that will have internal organs compatible with humans.
Written as a serial, Ancestor features short chapters and the sort of quick-paced plot that kept me reading past bedtime. However, this mystery is set in a near-future that is struggling to recreate a civilization in the aftermath of an Armageddon of the nuclear war type, and it opens with a prisoner racing to stop a child from committing suicide by hanging. Wise is really good at breaking down these walls we use to keep out knowledge of our participation in the institutionalized privilege of being white, and he shows it in this book.
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This had been on my shelf for a long time, but I think it suffered from being read during the week. An Irish writer narrates as he follows his girlfriend, a journalist, to Africa. I may need to read it again, though; having read it while coming down with the flu may have influenced my opinion. It gets three stars out of five, mostly for keeping me occupied during the few hours I was awake over the worst three days of the flu. Jeff Carlson is awesome! Second of the trilogy. More time travel, in this case, through a tunnel that can be accessed from a wall-off portion of the basement that Tom Winter discovers under his new house.
He exits the tunnel in New York in and finds himself among beatniks, poets and artists. Last of the trilogy. Look for a short review in print. A Small Hotel is the latest from Butler, a short novel. Now this novel was very smart and a lot of fun. Yep, just by creating time and space, God opens up the possibility of a rival—and offers an answer to the problem of evil, if not one that most theologians would accept.
Stephens and Gilberson accomplish two things with this book. This is a really intriguing book, one that offers a relatively logical explanation for otherwise unexplainable rejection of science. I particularly enjoyed his survey of rapture movies, and found many, many things to use as fodder for my blog, The United States of Armageddon.
Look for an online review soon. Overdone, over-intellectualized, and thank goodness over. Frykholm is looking for the answer to the question: Why do American evangelicals like these novels so much? Mark Davis. Oh, this one was funny! How about that? An evangelical Chrsitian with a sense of humor. This is a very necessary critique of how FOXNews works, as well as a good thumbnail sketch of Ailes and his career.
Oh, but I wish it had been written by anyone else—preferably someone who does not spend all their time following and criticizing FOXNews! Awesome, awesome, awesome! Look for a longer review later this week-early next; this will take more space than I have to use here—and it will certainly end up in my fat project, too. An archaeologist goes to Mars to excavate the ruins of an ancient ruling people, and then the adventure begins.
Good fun. Interesting, and a rebuttal to people who think that atheists have no purpose in their lives. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider. Academics take on the Whedonverse and pay most of their attention to Serenity and Dollhouse , which were good, but I loves me some Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This was thoughtful and fun.
Look for a longer review in print. This one will be in print, too. As the country goes into a financial meltdown, with businesses collapsing and people losing jobs and homes, violent crimes intermix with financial misdeeds. Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir, newly transferred from the small-town police department in Hvalvik to the Serious Crimes Unit in Reykjavik , is suddenly very busy when a thug escapes from prison, and a man who had testified against him is seriously beaten.
Then a fitness guru, who used to have her own TV show, is murdered. The cases overlap, as the thug and the murder victim know people in common—and possibly the convict is responsible for her death. Gunna has two policemen at her disposal—and a friendly reporter who can sometimes give her an off-the-record tip.
Fans of the movie Fargo will find much to like in the character of Gunna. Both are equally worthwhile reading. Much of the story is told from the perspective of Detective Paul Hjelm, a man who consistently lays himself—and everything he cares for—on the line for what he believes is right. Each is shot in the head exactly twice, with a silenced pistol. The killer removes both slugs from the wall with tweezers, while listening to a special recording of a well-known jazz song by Thelonius Monk.
Better still that the killer uses a gun—a quintessential, if not exclusive American approach. Dahl is the latest of several Scandinavian authors of crime novels to have their work translated for an extremely receptive American audience. With its gloomy atmosphere, intense characters, and complicated, abrupt plot twists, Misterioso fits perfectly within its genre. Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction will enjoy it deeply. Closing out his Berlin trilogy, Son is set in , as the Nazis are tightening their stranglehold on Germany.
Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner has just been ordered to retire from the Berlin police, after his superiors realized that his mother was Jewish. The younger son, Georg, has traveled to film a documentary in Spain, where fascists are beginning a civil war. After working there for several days, Georg goes missing. With only a list of names and the help from a criminal boss with whom he has an understanding, Hoffner slips out of Germany and into Spain, to begin searching for Georg.
The search requires crossing the Spanish countryside, where fighters from both sides of the developing civil war man jerry-rigged checkpoints. With authority in flux, approaching a checkpoint without showing the proper allegiance can be deadly. But amid rumors that Germany—officially neutral in the Spanish conflict—is secretly sending Nazi fighters and guns, Hoffner takes advantage by pretending to be a Nazi officer. With this intense story, Rabb powerfully completes his trilogy. Desperately, Hoffner risks his life—and the lives of those who help him in his quest—while struggling with his fear that his effort will be in vain.
Strong emotions and violent action mix with a courageous protagonist to make a memorable novel. The central character, Mark Spitz obviously, a nickname , is part of a para-military squad clearing the eponymous Zone One—a walled-off section of Manhattan—of stragglers. But what Whitehead has done is use the style of an excellent novelist to delve deeply into what happens to the human mind—and soul, if you will—when it reaches the very end of normalcy, and he does it well.
The second book in this literary apocalypse is Maureen F. That is, after all, the very definition of conflict, and so the heart of great literature. Instead, he becomes a student of the zombie ecology, which is both perfectly sensible and incredibly horrifying. Both of these books are smart, thought-provoking—and in weird ways, funny—literature that also happens to be entertaining.
And have zombies. Also Zone One by Colson Whitehead; see above. Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, a multiple-lives story about all the ways that one man might live and die. Also Fables Vol. Also: Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Reviewed in Coolhunting. But when the economy goes south and they lose their jobs, they also lose the house and everything in it.
Just like last month, except, as Hyman makes clear in Borrow , this particular case happened in This is a must-read primer on the American way of buying for anyone who resists economic texts. Talbot and Bryan Talbot. Look for these in Coolhunting. I wish I could say that this was a heart-warming story of self-sacrifice, but what it is instead is honest. What this memoir addresses, though, is a rhetorical failure on the part of the pro-choice movement: Hoffman makes clear that the failure to acknowledge the humanity of the fetus puts the pro-choice argument at risk.
Excellent book. This was easy to read, in short chunks which broke up easily, and translated complicated neurological and biological information into understandable 21st century American. Call me a denialist. Vivienne Finche reviewed here. The rest of the collection is made up of interesting arcana that just happens to be good writing. Eggers and the crew at Valencia really know how to read for fun. Azzoni is funny and a very good writer. I was a little depressed that a lesbian or bi woman having a relationship with a man is book-worthy.
Uh, it happens. And sometimes a straight or bi woman has a relationship with another woman, too. A young adult novel with a strong topical subject, Guantanamo Boy is the story of Khalid, a teenaged English Muslim, who is arrested by U. He ends up in Guantanamo—and as you might know from my reporting on the issue, there are a number of teenagers who were incarcerated there by American forces.
Perera is excellent at moving from general existential teenaged angst—young Khalid at home in England, a bit rebellious and bored—to serious existential drama. Like the science and tech anthology, which I read a couple of years back, the science and nature anthology goes heavily toward good writing over actual science although Scientific American and Wired are both well-represented. Schulz divides the book into two sections, the first of which looks at the physiological reasons for making errors and the second of which examines the emotional and mental consequences of error.
It was interesting, and more interesting when I think about how it applies to you rather than how it applies to me. Yellowstone explodes. Then the world goes all apocalyptic—quickly in some places and slowly in others—because guess what? Ash screws up the planet and the weather. You know, I really should have been a vulcanologist. Not nearly as iconoclastic as it could be, but kinda fun. Awesome science fiction novel, with a hero that awakens cold, wet and naked on the floor of a spaceship.
His journey through the ship—and to recover his memory—is both fascinating and thrilling. I was a little turned off, though, by what felt like a lot of pessimism. I really like time-travel stories, so this was next on my list for brain candy. Anderson has built a series based on a WWI destroyer squadron—serving in WWII—that gets crashed into not so much a different time as a really, really different place. With aliens. And battles. In in the mining town of Leadville, Colo. While traveling by stagecoach to meet her sister at a trendy health spa in Manitou Springs, Inez witnesses the troubling sudden death of a fellow passenger.
She now has a new secret to hide—her suspicion that the Manitou Springs doctor who treated the man was responsible for his death. Patients drink his tonic after every meal—the doctor varies the ingredients for each patient—and their breathing, digestion, and other ailments improve. But Inez fears that it was the tonic that killed her fellow passenger.
And her fears intensify as she finds members of her family taking the tonic. But by questioning the doctor and his practice, Inez puts herself in danger from those whose livelihoods depend on the doctor and his tonics. Newly released in paperback, The Hypnotist is the first segment in a trilogy featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna. Faced with a bloody triple murder in which three members of a family were slaughtered and a fourth seriously wounded, Joona pulls out all the stops when he learns that one member of the family was not at home.
Erik has sworn he would never again use hypnosis, following a disastrous hypnosis therapy group session a decade earlier. However, shocking events follow the hypnosis session, which draw Erik and his family into a nightmare. But The Hypnotist is less talk and more action—and it gets to the action quickly, in short bursts of text. Many chapters are only three pages long.
Although the novel is set in Sweden, it is a strong story that could easily be set in many other countries, including the U. The spirits reveal no great secrets to Ebeneezer Scrooge. They only reveal that other people exist , that they live their own lives beyond our reach. With the smallest effort we could imagine what they might — what they must — be doing.
And that little bit of imagination is everything. It is the first thing the Golden Rule commands. Before you know how to do unto others… you must start by thinking of them, by putting yourself in their place. All else follows. I read it all the way through again last December for the first time since I was a kid, and was amazed at the language and power in a truly well-constructed story. That Dickens, he was one political dude. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?
Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Scavengers by K. Scavengers: Collection Zombie Gentlemen by K. Merikan Goodreads Author. First lover. First zombie kill — James Hurst is a man of obligation and good morals. A few years later, he is married to his childhood sweetheart, with whom he has a son and his political career is going smoothly. Unfortunately, most of his family land had been overridden by the undead and therefore, it brings no more profit.
Facing bankruptcy, he decides to risk it all and try to get the jewels hidden in his family manor… In order to get there, he will need to leave the safe city walls and cross a region swarming with ghouls. He hires Ira Russell, a man whose skill at recovering valuables from lost territories has earned him a small fortune.
From the moment James first saw Ira, he knew the man was dangerous, but he could have never predicted just how much of a danger he would be to all that James had always believed in. Get A Copy. More Details Edition Language. Zombie Gentlemen , Scavengers Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scavengers , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 09, Elena rated it really liked it Shelves: bdsm-kink , disabilities-illnesses-scars , favourite-series , historical , mm , pirates-sailors , royalty-nobility-knights , sci-fi-futuristic-steampunk , to-reread-definitely , vampires-zombies.
Ok, so I actually read the 4 Zombie Gentlemen stories included in this collection as separate works but, as this edition is more available for the readers, I decided to review this one as well Sure, I've read some shorts and I've seen a film or two that felt steampunk-ish but that was it. Never did I imagine that I would find such a complex, detailed and beautiful steampunk setting, and on top of it full of zombies! The stories themselves are relatively short, so I wasn't overwhelmed by descriptions of all those steam-connected machinery and whatnots and also the "zombie plague" was mentioned and quite solidly shown but not over-present.
I really appreciated that as a newbie to this genre. But, what I loved the most were the MCs!
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James is a noble, the only survivor of his family, who managed to escape the zombies from his country estate. Along with his beautiful young wife he got to London and led quite a wealthy and posh life as an MP But, his financial resourses start to become scarce, and the spendings on his wife and son's comforts force him to look for a "treasure hunter" who'd be able to bring some gems and jewellery from James' abandoned country house And that's how we meet Ira.
I must tell you the truth, he's one of the most enticing, delicious MCs I've read about. He's big, he's rough and he's incredibly skilled at killing zombies and staying alive I just couldn't get enough of them!!!
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