Books Read March 2015

Fiction

Novels

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos – R. L. Lafeyers

Audio-Books

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Short Stories

“Arson Plus” – Dashiell Hammett

Tales from the Nightside – Simon R. Green

Comics/Graphic Novels

Non-Fiction

Books

Long-Form Journalism

Incoming Books October 2014

Just to keep track. 🙂

Voices from Beyond – Simon R. Green (Saving this for my next plane ride.)

Elementary – ed. Mercedes Lackey

The Getaway God – Richard Kadrey

Expressive Handmade Books – Alisa Golden

The House of Mystery #2 – Jack Oleck

King of Shadows – Susan Cooper

The Kelly-Springfield Story – Kenneth A Jackson

 

Books Read October 2012

The Destroyer #16: Oil Slick – Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy
The Destroyer #18: Funny Money – Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy
The Destroyer #37: Bottom Line – Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy
The Destroyer #38: Bay City Blast – Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy
The Destroyer #45: The Spoils of War – Warren Murphy

Whedonistas! A celebration of the worlds of Joss Whedon by the women who love them – ed. Lynne M. Thomas & Deborah Stanish

Ghost of a Dream – Simon R. Green

Book Review: Ghost of a Dream

Ghost of a Dream by Simon R. Green

Recommended for horror fans and urban fantasy fans.

Ghost of a Dream is the third book in the Ghost Finders series. Like all of Simon R. Green’s books its a quick read with a lot of action and a surprising depth of character and feeling. The Ghost Finders work for an Institute that may or may not be good, but at the very least works to stop the Outside from breaking through into our reality.

The whole series feels a little bit like Sapphire and Steel. (Random and obscure sci-fi reference for the win. Just don’t watch the sixth episode in the DVD’s. Trust me.) It’s a part of the same universe as the Nightside series and the Secret Histories series. (And the Shadows Falls series too, I think.) There are always choices (some harder than others) to be made and there’s threats inside of threats. And nothing is ever what it seems.

The Ghost Finders have their own agenda – trying to find their fourth member who went missing in the last book. There’s romance – messy and complicated as it can be. And there’s mysteries. Two here – a haunted train station and a haunted theatre. Anything to keep them busy and let them keep searching for Kim the ghost while still getting paid.

This series is getting better and the over-arching plots and conspiracies are getting more interesting than in the first two books. I don’t want to spoil the surprises, so I’ll just say – go and read them and have a fine roller-coaster of a ride.