Friday, February 14, 2014

Upcoming book reviews

I have been busy with work, and occasionally out of town, which has been limiting my time here.
And although I have been reading a lot of non-fiction, I have also been able to fit in the occasional bit of fiction as well. The current freeze in the Carolinas has given me sometime to finish some reviews.

The intended order of listing and rough sub-grouping:

KC Wayland's We're Alive: A Story of Survival (Season One)
Max Brooks' World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Eloise J. Knapp's The Undead Situation

Glen Duncan's The Last Werewolf
Richard Adam's Watership Down

Science Fiction (near future, but still futuristic)
Jason M. Hough's The Darwin Elevator
Simon Morden's Equations of Life
Guy Salvidge’s Yellow Cake Summer

Satirical (by intent)
Doug Shear's Rhubarb Culture
R.W. Ripley's The Man Who Saved Two Notch

Realistic (by intent)
Ian Weekley's The Moving Snow
Scott B.Williams' The Darkness After
John S. Wilson's Tribes
F. Paul Wilson and Sarah Pinboroughs' A Necessary Evil
Jerry Pournelle, and Larry Niven's Lucifer's Hammer

As is typical, I have a few half-read books out there that may get added.


PioneerPreppy said...

Good I always enjoyed your reviews.

kymber said...

buddy - i just don't know how you do it?!?!?!? some people have batman or superman as their own personal superheroe. me...well, you're mine! i won't touch a friggin book until you've reviewed it.

not trying to put pressure on you or anything but there's a couple of historical romances out there that i'd like to read...but you haven't reviewed any of them! git yer North Carolingian butt up here and read me some historical romances. i'll feed ya real good, i promise! bhahahaha!

your firend,

Stephen said...

Standing by...

russell1200 said...

As a general note, the more straightforward, Patriot without the militia style reviews are at the end of the list.

Pioneer: Thank you.

Kymber: If you were feeding me I would be a disgusting blob. How Jam stays under 400 lbs. is beyond me.

I have reviewed apocalyptic romances. I am not aware of any Mayan-Roman flavored historical collapse novels. But then again I have never looked either. I should point out though that I did actually find one set in Nova Scotia, and you didn't even comment.

Steven: I hope I don't disappoint.

Spud said...

Lucifers Hammer ?
Now there is one of the all time best classics of doomer porn !!

jambaloney said...

i am not a reader like the rest of you - but i HAVE read watership down about 15 times..

i find it a spellbinding read - just my 2 cents..

russell1200 said...

Spud: LOL- but as we will discuss, it is not without its controversies, and its approach is not what would typically be used today.

Jam: Not sure how many times I have read, this last time I was reading it aloud to my 10 year old.