Saturday, 12 April 2008

Some More Book Reviews

The Artefacts of Power (Aurian, Harp of Winds, The Sword of Flame, Dhiammara)
by Maggie Furey

I quite enjoyed this series, however there are a couple of minor quibbles.
1. It is approximately 1500 pages too long.
2. Needs more sex.

Prelude to Dune (House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino)
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson

Harkonnen is the best of them, Corrino probably the weakest (in which everybody seems pathetically incompetent). Overall an enjoyable read, particularly the good bits. The bad bits are not such a good read. Some of the bits are less good than others. Needs more sex.

The Word and the Void (Running With the Demon, A Knight of the Word, Angel Fire East)
by Terry Brooks

Far and away - no question about it - absolutely the very best series called "The Word and the Void" Terry Brooks has ever written. No other series by that name has even come close. However it does suffer from a startling and inexplicable shortage of really high quality humping. It is almost as though this is a near-future apocalyptic tale of darkness and magic and demons and humanity on the brink of..., and not some kind of cheap porn.

Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys
by Dave Barry

A bit too serious for me. For example: "Guys are exactly like tapeworms, except for being slightly less likely to help with the dishes." Needs more sex. PS Don't forget to fart.