Monthly Archives: June 2014

Rameau’s review archive: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Rameau’s note: At the time of reading this book, in 2012, I didn’t know about the paedophile scandal in the author’s family. I think I found out that her husband had abused small boys and that Zimmer Bradley had protected … Continue reading

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Review: The Black Count – Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Christo by Tom Reiss

Synopsis: The Black Count is a complex work of political and social history masquerading as a fantastic adventure story with real-life twists. It tells, among other things, about the life and achievements of Alexandre- Alex- Dumas, a black man from … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: What I Need by Theda Black

Synopsis: Jacob’s a damaged young man, trying to climb out of the pit and find what he needs to be happy. He meets a beautiful boy, Elijah, and falls hard for him. The problem is, Elijah’s a hooker. Does Jacob … Continue reading

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The Administration series (#1- 7) by Manna Francis- book discussion between Rameau and Anachronist

About the series (partially from Goodreads): The Administration series is a dark futuristic dystopia set in Europe (mostly New London but other countries as well), a continent fully controlled by a totalitarian bureaucracy, which shares political power with big corporations. … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Freshman: Uncut (Ivory Towers #1) by Daisy Harris

Synopsis: Sparks fly between jaded film TA, Shane, and tough-acting freshman, Angel. Shane gives Angel the sex he craves, but struggles to be the man he needs. Freshman: Uncut by Daisy Harris I wasn’t expecting much when I bought this … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Synopsis: Eight years ago, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted and intelligent 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. Wentworth was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family … Continue reading

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Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris 02) by Jim C. Hines

Synopsis: Isaac Vainio’s life was almost perfect. He should have known it couldn’t last. Living and working as a part-time librarian in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Isaac had finally earned the magical research position he dreamed of with Die Zwelf Portenære, … Continue reading

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Review: It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney 05) by Julie James

Official Synopsis SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO” After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant 03) by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis: A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is … Continue reading

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Review: The Darkling Thrush by Josh Lanyon

Synopsis: Nothing has gone right for Colin Bliss, a young American Librivenator, since he arrived to London as a part of an international exchange program. First, he was met by Magister Septimus Marx, his immediate superior, and failed to make … Continue reading

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