Monthly Archives: September 2016

Low Town (Low Town 01) by Daniel Polansky

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen … Continue reading

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Claws of the Cat (Shinobi Mysteries 01) by Susan Spann

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When a retired samurai is brutally murdered in a Kyoto teahouse, master shinobi (Japanese ninja) Hiro Hattori has just three days to find the killer. If he doesn’t, the dead man’s vengeful son promises to kill both … Continue reading

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Movie review: Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass

Movie info: Once a CIA agent, always a CIA agent? Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) tries his best to prove otherwise. It’s been ten years since he walked away from the agency and in this installment he is gainfully employed as … Continue reading

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I got a complimentary ARC copy of this one from the agent of the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you! Synopsis: Kaaro, a man from the Yoruba tribe, lives in Rosewater. It’s a town shaped like … Continue reading

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Trekking in Montenegro, the land of mountains and water

This year I treated myself with a short trekking trip to the mountainous region of Montenegro called Durmitor. It is a national park in the northwestern part of that country and its highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, reaches a height of 2,523 … Continue reading

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How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (White Trash Zombie 04) by Diana Rowland

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their … Continue reading

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Away on holiday

Time to give you, dear Readers, Followers and Lurkers, a much-deserved breather. This year I am going on a short trekking trip to the scenic mountains of Montenegro. When I return (so after a week or so) I promise to … Continue reading

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Red Rising (Red Rising 01) by Pierce Brown

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars … Continue reading

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