Jan. 21st, 2012

Book rec

Jan. 21st, 2012 04:55 pm
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It is no secret that I am a rabid fan of British scifi/urban fantasy writer Simon R. Green. So it's a total shock that the fact that he has a new series with not just one but two books out and it escaped my notice until last week (even more of a shock that his latest Drood book came out in the summer and I didn't know until October. Eddie Drood et al = my happiness. Drood are my favorite series of his).

Anyway, the new series follows a team of ghost-hunters working for Carnacki Institute. Two books are out - Ghost of a Chance and Ghost of a Smile. I mistakenly started with the second book first :) The reviews have been mixed, but I am obsessed - if you like typical Green, i.e., some wisecracking and snark, some heroics, some flawed psycho protagonists of both genders, an OTP which is violent and devoted, some worldbuilding (though this has less world-building than his Nightside series), standing up for the cause of right, awful bad guys, creeeeeeepy monsters etc.

I think by now, I read enough Green (I've read every single one of his novels and he's very prolific) to begin to find character parallels and our main four - JC, Happy, Melody and Kim reminds me to some degree of types he likes to use in fiction - Melody is one of his tough, competent, violent, very alpha women, a less insane/violent take on Rose Constantine of Deathstalker. No wonder she eventually hooks up with Happy who does remind me of Brett Random. JC is a less socially-maladjusted version of the same type Finlay Campbell was - adrenaline junkie so single-mindedly focused on his OTP, it's amazing the world doesn't narrow to a point. He has social conscience of which Finlay had none unless prodded with a stick, and righteousness is kinda sexy. And I loooooove Kim, who is another of Green's ladylike heroines who get crap done. Maybe that explains why I am rabidly obsessed about JC/Kim - I was psycho obsessed with Finlay/Evangeline. Of course, my shipping is probably going to end in tears, because talk about incompatible, seeing that Kim is actually a ghost. Talk about no touching. Also, spoiler about ending cliffhanger from second book )

Anyway, if you like slightly gruesome adventure urban fantasy, I recommend.

In conclusion: "He had a heart of gold. Under his bed in a box." LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Book rec

Jan. 21st, 2012 04:55 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
It is no secret that I am a rabid fan of British scifi/urban fantasy writer Simon R. Green. So it's a total shock that the fact that he has a new series with not just one but two books out and it escaped my notice until last week (even more of a shock that his latest Drood book came out in the summer and I didn't know until October. Eddie Drood et al = my happiness. Drood are my favorite series of his).

Anyway, the new series follows a team of ghost-hunters working for Carnacki Institute. Two books are out - Ghost of a Chance and Ghost of a Smile. I mistakenly started with the second book first :) The reviews have been mixed, but I am obsessed - if you like typical Green, i.e., some wisecracking and snark, some heroics, some flawed psycho protagonists of both genders, an OTP which is violent and devoted, some worldbuilding (though this has less world-building than his Nightside series), standing up for the cause of right, awful bad guys, creeeeeeepy monsters etc.

I think by now, I read enough Green (I've read every single one of his novels and he's very prolific) to begin to find character parallels and our main four - JC, Happy, Melody and Kim reminds me to some degree of types he likes to use in fiction - Melody is one of his tough, competent, violent, very alpha women, a less insane/violent take on Rose Constantine of Deathstalker. No wonder she eventually hooks up with Happy who does remind me of Brett Random. JC is a less socially-maladjusted version of the same type Finlay Campbell was - adrenaline junkie so single-mindedly focused on his OTP, it's amazing the world doesn't narrow to a point. He has social conscience of which Finlay had none unless prodded with a stick, and righteousness is kinda sexy. And I loooooove Kim, who is another of Green's ladylike heroines who get crap done. Maybe that explains why I am rabidly obsessed about JC/Kim - I was psycho obsessed with Finlay/Evangeline. Of course, my shipping is probably going to end in tears, because talk about incompatible, seeing that Kim is actually a ghost. Talk about no touching. Also, spoiler about ending cliffhanger from second book )

Anyway, if you like slightly gruesome adventure urban fantasy, I recommend.

In conclusion: "He had a heart of gold. Under his bed in a box." LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Book rec

Jan. 21st, 2012 04:55 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
It is no secret that I am a rabid fan of British scifi/urban fantasy writer Simon R. Green. So it's a total shock that the fact that he has a new series with not just one but two books out and it escaped my notice until last week (even more of a shock that his latest Drood book came out in the summer and I didn't know until October. Eddie Drood et al = my happiness. Drood are my favorite series of his).

Anyway, the new series follows a team of ghost-hunters working for Carnacki Institute. Two books are out - Ghost of a Chance and Ghost of a Smile. I mistakenly started with the second book first :) The reviews have been mixed, but I am obsessed - if you like typical Green, i.e., some wisecracking and snark, some heroics, some flawed psycho protagonists of both genders, an OTP which is violent and devoted, some worldbuilding (though this has less world-building than his Nightside series), standing up for the cause of right, awful bad guys, creeeeeeepy monsters etc.

I think by now, I read enough Green (I've read every single one of his novels and he's very prolific) to begin to find character parallels and our main four - JC, Happy, Melody and Kim reminds me to some degree of types he likes to use in fiction - Melody is one of his tough, competent, violent, very alpha women, a less insane/violent take on Rose Constantine of Deathstalker. No wonder she eventually hooks up with Happy who does remind me of Brett Random. JC is a less socially-maladjusted version of the same type Finlay Campbell was - adrenaline junkie so single-mindedly focused on his OTP, it's amazing the world doesn't narrow to a point. He has social conscience of which Finlay had none unless prodded with a stick, and righteousness is kinda sexy. And I loooooove Kim, who is another of Green's ladylike heroines who get crap done. Maybe that explains why I am rabidly obsessed about JC/Kim - I was psycho obsessed with Finlay/Evangeline. Of course, my shipping is probably going to end in tears, because talk about incompatible, seeing that Kim is actually a ghost. Talk about no touching. Also, spoiler about ending cliffhanger from second book )

Anyway, if you like slightly gruesome adventure urban fantasy, I recommend.

In conclusion: "He had a heart of gold. Under his bed in a box." LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
It's freezing and gross out and I've got a nasty cold. But I have been cheering myself up by this:






They are such darlings! Also, I can't believe I ever found LSG's character annoying or LSG hideous. I am now in permanent mad swoon. Bring on The King, pls! For once, the huge nine-year difference bugs me not one bit!

Also, you win, flist. I am going to check out Downton Abbey.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
It's freezing and gross out and I've got a nasty cold. But I have been cheering myself up by this:






They are such darlings! Also, I can't believe I ever found LSG's character annoying or LSG hideous. I am now in permanent mad swoon. Bring on The King, pls! For once, the huge nine-year difference bugs me not one bit!

Also, you win, flist. I am going to check out Downton Abbey.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
It's freezing and gross out and I've got a nasty cold. But I have been cheering myself up by this:






They are such darlings! Also, I can't believe I ever found LSG's character annoying or LSG hideous. I am now in permanent mad swoon. Bring on The King, pls! For once, the huge nine-year difference bugs me not one bit!

Also, you win, flist. I am going to check out Downton Abbey.

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